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Computers in Libraries
VOLUME 25, NUMBER 6 — June 2005
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology

This Month: The Technology of Library Politics


I've Been Framed! Designing a Library Web Site Within a Government Frame
Is your library's site trapped inside the frame of another organization's? Wonder how you can get out? This author details her experience of being caught in a government frame and tells you how you can break free.
By Sarah Houghton

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Studying Indiana Public Libraries' Usage of Internet Filters
To filter or not to filter, that's the hot button. Wonder what other libraries have chosen to do? Study this survey of all Indiana public libraries to see how many do and how many don't. Librarians' comments help illustrate the wide range of opinions on the matter.
By Alberta Comer

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Protecting User Privacy in the Age of Digital Libraries
When dealing with user information, the more data you keep, the more data you have to protect. This article tells how SUNY Cortland librarians learned to scrub their records so patrons remain protected, but the librarians still have access to useful statistics.
By Karen A. Coombs
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Anonymous Library Cards Allow You to Wonder, 'Who Was That Masked Patron?'Click for full-text HTML version (free) from Information Today, Inc.!
There's one surefire way to save your patrons from the robbers who want to take their personal information: Don't collect it to begin with. Soon you'll be able to let your patrons hide behind the mask of "anonymous" library cards.
By Ben Ostrowsky
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The Systems Librarian
Building Trust Through Secure Web Sites
By Marshall Breeding
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Building Digital Libraries
Security Meets Real-World Computing
By Terence K. Huwe
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Computers in Small Libraries
Using Web Services and XML Harvesting to Achieve a Dynamic Web Site
By Gary Roberts
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Online Treasures
Should There Be an Expectation of Privacy in the Library?
By Janet L. Balas
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Editor's Notes
Technology and Politics Weave a Tangled Web
By Kathy Dempsey

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Noted & Quoted

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ask techman
By D. Scott Brandt
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Library Tech Connection Page 47
Index to Advertisers Page 48

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