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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 Challenges
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

Page 6

What Happened to Me When the Police Came Knocking
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

Page 10

Zooming In on Copyright with Integrated Library Software Services
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

Page 16

Understanding Plagiarism and How It Differs from Copyright Infringement
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

Page 24


Making Digital Information Accessible Is a Group Effort
By Tom Peters and Lori Bell

Page 28

Libraries in Computers
Balancing Technical and Social Participation
By Daniel Chudnov

Page 31

Online Treasures
I’m a Librarian, Not a Lawyer!
By Janet L. Balas

Page 34
The Systems Librarian
The Sun Sets on Horizon
By Marshall Breeding
Page 38
Editor’s Notes
Lessons for Thorny Issues
By Kathy Dempsey
Page 4
Books to Check Out Page 42
Tech Tips for Every Librarian
Being Like the Big Guys
By Rachel Singer Gordon and Michael Stephens
Page 44
Newsline Reports
CIL ’07 Conference Was Bigger than Ever
By Kathy Dempsey
Page 47
Newsline Reports
New Jersey Library Conference Covers Privacy and Freedom
By Kathy Dempsey
Page 48
Noted & Quoted Page 50
How to Write for CIL Page 39
Library Tech Connection Page 55
Index to Advertisers Page 56

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