Privacy in the 21st Century: Issues for Public, School, and Academic Libraries

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Helen R. Adams
Libraries Unlimited, 2005 - Education - 247 pages
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Examines the effect of technology on personal privacy in libraries Concentrating on privacy issues in public, school and academic libraries, this book pays particular attention to the effect of technology on personal privacy in these settings. In-depth discussions of the laws affecting personal privacy and privacy in library settings are explored. Recent laws enacted in the US that impact on individual privacy are discussed and explained, with special attention given to the USA Patriot Act. Appendices with core privacy documents provide samples of privacy and confidentiality policies. Outlines for privacy audits to be implemented in staff training situations in all types of libraries add to the practicality of the book for individual librarians. It will be both a helpful handbook and a guide to encourage further study on these complex issues. Of particular interest is the impact of personal privacy on issues of accessibility to online databases and other online information in academic libraries.. Looks at the effect of technology in libraries on reader privacy. Contains practical advice for library staff training in privacy issues

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With a foreword by Judith Krug, director of the American Library Association�s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom, this handbook aims "to gather in a single volume information and ... Read full review

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HELEN R. ADAMS is a retired School Library Media Specialist.

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