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Privacy in the library

Privacy in the library PurposeThe purpose of this column is to offer a snapshot of privacy in the library today.Design/methodology/approachLiterature review and commentary on this topic that has been addressed by professionals, researchers and practitioners.FindingsIt is significant that library users understand the disruptive nature of the online environment and its impact on privacy. Library users should welcome the controls and protections put in place while working in an open access environment, so that one does not fall victim to privacy breaches. After all, many years ago, the American Library Association codified that privacy is a “fundamental human right”.Originality/valueThe value in exploring this topic is to communicate that privacy in a library is of paramount concern, and constant vigilance is needed to ensure a library user’s right to privacy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information and Learning Science Emerald Publishing

Privacy in the library

Information and Learning Science , Volume 118 (3/4): 3 – Mar 13, 2017

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
2398-5348
DOI
10.1108/ILS-02-2017-0009
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this column is to offer a snapshot of privacy in the library today.Design/methodology/approachLiterature review and commentary on this topic that has been addressed by professionals, researchers and practitioners.FindingsIt is significant that library users understand the disruptive nature of the online environment and its impact on privacy. Library users should welcome the controls and protections put in place while working in an open access environment, so that one does not fall victim to privacy breaches. After all, many years ago, the American Library Association codified that privacy is a “fundamental human right”.Originality/valueThe value in exploring this topic is to communicate that privacy in a library is of paramount concern, and constant vigilance is needed to ensure a library user’s right to privacy.

Journal

Information and Learning ScienceEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 13, 2017

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