Entries Tagged as ‘Technology’

November 6, 2013

OIF provides tips for libraries under fire

Reprinted from The Scoop blog. For a full summary of the Orland Park Public Library controversy, read the entire post:  Illinois Library Comes Under Fire “Sometimes libraries that are doing ‘all the right things’ pay a price for their excellence through uncivil attacks and attempts to dismantle their work,” Barbara Jones, director of ALA’s Office […]

July 29, 2013

Tomorrow: Free Google Hangout “Revisiting CIPA 10 Years Later”

Re-posted from ALA Washington Office’s District Dispatch Blog Join us tomorrow for “Revisiting CIPA 10 Years Later,” a national online symposium that will consider the impact of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) on access to electronic information. Librarians nationwide can join the virtual conversation with two Google Hangouts on Tuesday, July 30. The first […]

February 26, 2013

Free webinar on self-service holds March 19!

Is your library considering a move to self-service holds (also known as open-shelf holds)? Such systems have enabled many libraries to successfully continue user hold services despite staff cuts and budget reductions. But some of these systems may compromise privacy and confidentiality by linking personally identifiable information with the specific materials on hold. Such practices […]

February 18, 2013

IFAction Round-Up, February 11—17, 2013

The Office for Intellectual Freedom sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. Click here to subscribe to this list. For an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit the IF Action archive. Below is a sample of articles from February 11 —February 17, 2013. […]

February 6, 2013

IFAction Round-Up, January 14-February 3, 2013

The Office for Intellectual Freedom sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. Click here to subscribe to this list. For an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit the IF Action archive. Below is a sample of articles from January 14 —February 3, 2013. […]

January 15, 2013

IFAction Round-Up, January 1-13, 2013

The Office for Intellectual Freedom sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. Click here to subscribe to this list. For an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit the IF Action archive. Below is a sample of articles from January 1-January 13, 2013.   […]

November 28, 2012

Call for Action: Tell Congress to Protect Online Privacy

The Electronic Computer Privacy Act (ECPA) is scheduled for markup tomorrow, Thursday, November 29th, in the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC). Originally enacted in 1986 as a means of addressing telephonic wiretapping, at a time when technology was less complex and the Internet had not yet become a ubiquitous means of communication, ECPA is no longer […]

September 24, 2012

IF Action Round Up September 17-23, 2012

OIF sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. To subscribe to this list, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/subscribe/ifaction. For an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/arc/ifaction. Below is a sample of articles from September 17—23, 2012.   Privacy Facebook Can ID Faces, but […]

July 25, 2012

IFAction Round Up July 16-23, 2012

What is your vote for biggest story of the week? Tell us in the comments or vote on Facebook! OIF sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. To subscribe to this list, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/subscribe/ifaction. For an archive of all postings to […]

July 16, 2012

IFAction Round Up July 1-15, 2012

What is your vote for biggest story of the week? Tell us in the comments or vote on Facebook! OIF sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. To subscribe to this list, visit http://lists.ala.org/wws/subscribe/ifaction. For an archive of all postings to […]