A Survey on Public Libraries & Patron Privacy

The American Library Association lists privacy/confidentiality as one of the core values of librarianship. As libraries adopt new and emerging technologies in an era of rapid change, one of the challenges we face is that of balancing privacy with convenience. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s School of Information Sciences is currently conducting research onContinue reading “A Survey on Public Libraries & Patron Privacy”

Disconnected: Seven Lessons on Fixing the Digital Divide

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has just released Disconnected: Seven Lessons on Fixing the Digital Divide. This report explores issues of broadband access, its economic impact, and methods to help close the divide (an area where libraries can certainly play a role). The report is non-technical in nature, and is composed of sevenContinue reading “Disconnected: Seven Lessons on Fixing the Digital Divide”