Title

Responding to Database Challenges

Document Type

Article

Organization

The Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association

Publication Date

11-13-2017

Abstract

EBSCO is an online database company whose products are in thousands of schools, colleges and universities’ around the world. In September of 2016, the products they developed for the K-12 market came under attack in Colorado and Alabama. The challenges were made concerning the inclusion of sexual content deemed inappropriate for school-age children. Overdrive, Gale, ProQuest and Cengage were also held to account. Accusations of providing pornography and enabling sexual exploitation were laid against against school districts and libraries.

Publication Title

Intellectual Freedom Blog

Forum Page URL

http://www.oif.ala.org/oif/