- CALEA Update - Compliance Reporting
- OITP Technology Brief: A Library Perspective on Network Neutrality
- Participatory Networks: The Library as Conversation - Executive Summary
From August 28-30, OITP hosted a meeting on Telecommunications Policy and Libraries.
- Public Libraries and the Internet 2006: Study Results and Findings
- The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) and Libraries
- The Google Library Project: The Copyright Debate
- Digital Rights Management: A Guide for Librarians
- Impact and Analysis of Law Enforcement Activity in Academic and Public Libraries
- Public Libraries and the Internet 2004: Survey Results and Findings
OITP Responds to WGIG report
The UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG), created by Phase 1 of the WSIS, was tasked "to investigate and make proposals for action, as appropriate, on the governance of Internet by 2005.'' The text of the report is available at http://www.wgig.org. OITP worked with the Special Libraries Association and members of the OITP Advisory Committee to respond on behalf of libraries. View our response (PDF)
At ALA's 2005 Annual Conference in Chicago, OITP sponsored a pre-conference on Digital Reference and Legal Issues as part of OITP's ongoing commitment to explore information technology policies, help libraries provide accurate and thorough user services, and uphold the public's right to a free and open information society. For several years, librarians have actively engaged in digital reference, everything from email and web forms to chat and VOIP. The communications technologies we use and provide, and the content that is shared and stored as part of the digital reference process present an environment that tests the long tradition of the library's status and its services. New questions arise concerning critical information policies such as privacy, confidentiality, copyright, and licensing.
Three papers were commissioned for the pre-conference to inform the library community as we consider current and emerging digital reference technology, copyright and licensing, and privacy. Two of the papers are posted here along with a PowerPoint presentation. The papers may inform digital reference librarians and providers as they develop policies and best practices for provision of legally sound digital reference services at their individual institutions.
- A Discussion of the Interface between Legal and Technological Issues in the Provision of Digital Reference Services (PowerPoint Presentation)(PDF)
- A Discussion of the Interface between Legal and Technological Issues in the Provision of Digital Reference Services (Talking Points)(PDF)
- Working Paper: Is Privacy Working? Planning for Stronger Privacy Measures Than Security Through Obscurity (PDF)
- Digital Reference: Copyright and Related Issues (PDF)
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