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Internet Policy Handbook for Libraries

Magazine article MultiMedia Schools

Internet Policy Handbook for Libraries

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Internet Policy Handbook for Libraries by Mark Smith. Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc. 100 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013. 1999 (http://www.neal-schuman.com). 219 pp. ISBN: 1-55570-345-3. Softcover, $55.

This book is intended to help library directors and administrators in public, academic, and school libraries with the decision-making process to manage Internet access for their libraries. The book details all aspects of Internet policies with positives and negatives about each aspect.

Two introductory chapters discuss principles of library policy development, giving tips on who should be involved in the writing, the mission of a library, when to write a policy and more. This is a good background for anyone new to policy writing or who wants to review basics. There are also helpful ideas about the physical arrangement of workstation computers in Chapter 3.

There are some thorny issues for libraries offering Internet access. What do you prohibit from offering, if anything? …

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