Volume 17, Number 4 April 2000
A guide to First Amendment issues
This book helps librarians balance free speech and public access
by Gwen M. Gregory
Presents a favorable review of "Libraries, the First Amendment, and
Cyberspace: What You Need to Know" ($32) by Robert S. Peck,
published in 2000 by the American Library Association of Chicago,
IL. States that this 216-page paperback combines the author's
knowledge of law and libraries to produce a useful guide for
librarians. Says that the first two chapters introduce First
Amendment law and its application to libraries, and the subsequent
seven chapters describe specific areas of First Amendment law in
depth, with many examples pertaining to libraries. Adds that the
final chapter deals specifically with cyberspace and free speech
issues. Notes that the title is a bit misleading, as the entire book
is really not focused on cyberspace, but reaches to a broad range of
free speech issues that can involve libraries.
Contains a product source guide.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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