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Magazines > Computers in Libraries > January 2007

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Computers in Libraries
VOLUME 27, NUMBER 6 June 2007
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology

This Month: Legal Issues in Libraries


Train Employees and Officials to Be Ready for Privacy ChallengesClick here for full-text options
This library director thought that her staff would be ready to do the right thing if they faced problem patrons or police probes. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. She shares what she and her staff learned about preparedness after an actual crisis arose.
By Joan E. Bernstein

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What Happened to Me When the Police Came KnockingClick here for full-text options
It’s easy to assume that following the law will keep you safe. In this case, however, requiring subpoenas before giving up borrower records got this New Jersey librarian into a whole lot of trouble. She ended up defending herself against her own board, mayor, and police force.
By Michele Reutty

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Zooming In on Copyright with Integrated Library Software ServicesClick here for full-text options
Case Western Reserve University has integrated copyright information directly into its systems for electronic reserves and interlibrary loan. Letting people access copyright data (public domain versus permission requests, prices, etc.) right at their point of need has eased burdens on customers and has made the libraries look good.
By Karen Oye

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Understanding Plagiarism and How It Differs from Copyright InfringementClick here for full-text options
If you’re a little unclear on the distinction between plagiarism and copyright infractions, this short article explains the difference and identifies some of the surrounding concerns.
By K. Matthew Dames

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Making Digital Information Accessible Is a Group EffortClick here for full-text options
By Tom Peters and Lori Bell

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Libraries in Computers
Balancing Technical and Social ParticipationClick here for full-text options
By Daniel Chudnov

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Online Treasures
I’m a Librarian, Not a Lawyer!Click here for full-text options
By Janet L. Balas

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The Systems Librarian
The Sun Sets on HorizonClick here for full-text options
By Marshall Breeding
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Editor’s Notes
Lessons for Thorny IssuesClick here for full-text options
By Kathy Dempsey
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Books to Check Out Page 42
Tech Tips for Every Librarian
Being Like the Big GuysClick here for full-text options
By Rachel Singer Gordon and Michael Stephens
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Newsline Reports
CIL ’07 Conference Was Bigger than EverClick here for full-text options
By Kathy Dempsey
Page 47
Newsline Reports
New Jersey Library Conference Covers Privacy and FreedomClick here for full-text options
By Kathy Dempsey
Page 48
Noted & QuotedClick here for full-text options Page 50
How to Write for CIL Page 39
Library Tech Connection Page 55
Index to Advertisers Page 56

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