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Librarian Scholarship Series

2009

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Book Review: Privacy And Confidentiality Issues: A Guide For Libraries And Their Lawyers, Julie G. Krishnaswami Jan 2009

Book Review: Privacy And Confidentiality Issues: A Guide For Libraries And Their Lawyers, Julie G. Krishnaswami

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The privacy and confidentiality of library patrons concerned many public libraries after September 11, particularly because of the passage and enforcement of the Patriot Act. Theresa Chmara, a litigator who has represented the American Library Association, the Freedom to Read Foundation, and the American Bookseller’s Association, provides concise and useful guidelines for libraries about these and other related issues in Privacy and Confidentiality Issues: A Guide for Libraries and Their Lawyers. This work is highly recommend for public library directors but should be required professional reading for all library directors. Additionally, library schools, which have an obligation to educate ...


It’S The Institution: Librarians Join The Revolution To Open The Judicial System To Self-Represented Litigants, Julie G. Krishnaswami Jan 2009

It’S The Institution: Librarians Join The Revolution To Open The Judicial System To Self-Represented Litigants, Julie G. Krishnaswami

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Innovations in information literacy is not only taking place in academic law libraries, law firm libraries, and court libraries but simultaneously occurring in the legal system. Innovation also means rethinking - and remaking - institutions that no longer serve us well. As any lawyer or non-lawyer can confirm, the traditional legal system has ignored the needs of self-represented litigants, now flooding courtrooms, seeking solutions to real and significant problems. Yet, revolution is afoot, and the judicial system is responding to accommodate this new class of users. Presenter Richard Zorza, introduced by Charles Dyer as an "instigator of innovation," spoke about the movement ...


Book Review: Viral Spiral: How The Commoners Built A Digital Republic Of Their Own, Julie G. Krishnaswami Jan 2009

Book Review: Viral Spiral: How The Commoners Built A Digital Republic Of Their Own, Julie G. Krishnaswami

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Book review of David Bollier's Viral Spiral (2008). The Internet today is controlled chaos: user-generated content on Web 2.0 platforms, blogs by citizen-journalists, social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, the photo-sharing community of Flickr, digital remixes of music and videos, wikis, open-access journals, and e-books. The Web has been transformed and a new cultural movement - known as "Free Culture" or "the commons" - is underway. Members of the Free Culture movement (commoners) value collaboration, share intellectual property, are self-directed, and resourceful. Yet these trailblazing individuals are simultaneously entrepreneurial and well-aware of traditional market forces. In Viral Spiral: A ...