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

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Libraries Unlimited, 2005 - Education - 247 pages
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Concentrating on privacy issues in public, school and academic libraries, this title pays particular attention to the effect of technology on personal privacy in these settings. In depth discussions of the laws effecting personal privacy and privacy in library settings will be explored. Recent laws enacted that impact individual privacy are discussed and explained. Special attention is given to the USA Patriot Act. Appendices with core privacy documents, sample privacy and confidentiality policies and outlines for privacy audits to be implemented in staff training situations in all types of libraries will 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.

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With a foreword by Judith Krug, director of the American Library Association├ƒ┬»├‚┬┐├‚┬Żs (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, MLS, is an online instructor in the School Library and Information Technologies Program at Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA.

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