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Libraries, Museums, and Archives


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Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Introduction Part 4 PART 1: WORKING WITH THE COLLECTION Chapter 5 1 Deeds of Gift: Carressing the Hand that Feeds Chapter 6 2 The Appraiser and the Appraisal: What Makes a Book Valuable? Chapter 7 3 Tort Theory in Library, Museum, and Archival Collections, Materials, Exhibits, and Displays: Rights of Privacy and Publicity in Personal Information and Persona Chapter 8 4 Censorship and Controversial Materials in Museums, Libraries, and Archives Part 9 PART 2: SPECIAL ISSUES IN MUSEUM COLLECTION MANAGEMENT Chapter 10 5 Legal and Ethical Foundations of Museum Collecting Policies Chapter 11 6 Collections Managment: Hypothetical Cases, Acquisitions, Deaccessions, and Loans Part 12 PART 3: WORKING WITH PATRONS Chapter 13 7 Legal Issues Involved in the Privacy Rights of Patrons in "Public" Libraries and Archives Chapter 14 8 Welcome to...The Legal Responsibility to Offer Accessible Electronic Information to Patrons with Disabilities Chapter 15 9 Seven Levels of Safety: Protecting People in Public Buildings Part 16 PART 4: ETHICAL CHALLENGES Chapter 17 10 The Fight of the Century? Information Ethics versus E-Commerce Chapter 18 11 Information Ethics: Its Demarcation and Application Chapter 19 12 Organizing Ethics in Archives, Museums, and Libraries: Challenges and Strategies for Meeting Ethical Responsibilites Part 20 PART 5: COPYRIGHT AND OTHER OWNERSHIP ISSUES Chapter 21 13 Copyright for Libraries, Museums, and Archives: The Basics and Beyond Chapter 22 14 Copyright Protection and Technological Reform of Library Services: Digital Change, Practical Applications, and Congressional Action Chapter 23 15 Legal-Technological Regulation of Information Access Part 24 PART 6: IMPLEMENTATION OF LEGAL AND ETHICAL CONCEPTS Chapter 25 16 Getting Started: Legal and Ethical Resources Chapter 26 17 Designing, Drafting, and Implementing New Policies Chapter 27 18 Agents of Change: Planning, Communication, and Implementation Strategies Chapter 28 Index

About the Author

Tomas A. Lipinski is Co-Director and Assistant Professor at the Center for Information Policy Research School of Library and Information Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Provides a useful introduction to the myriad of possible legal issues that may arise for libraries, museums and archives... Recommended for the library science collections of public and university libraries. * Catholic Library World *
Balancing legal requirements with users' needs is the focus of this volume that covers a UW-Milwaukee sponsored conference entitled the 'Institute for Legal and Ethical Issues in the New Information Era: Challenges for Libraries, Museums, and Archives.'...While many of the chapter authors are lawyers with legal experience in the area on which they write, Libraries, Museums, and Archives is accessible and essential reading for professionals dealing with the issues.
Unlike many publications resulting from a conference or symposium, this book holds together as a comprehensive collection of ideas. It is informative, interesting, and above all, very readable....Any library, museum, or archive would benefit from having Libraries, Museums, and Archives: Legal Issues and Ethical Challenges in the New Information Age on its shelves, or more importantly in the hands of the information professionals employed in these institutions. Furthermore, this volume would be an excellent addition to a course syllabus for information ethics, legal issues in the information professions, information management, museum studies, or archival practices. * Journal of Information Ethics *
No work can serve as a definitive guide to the shifting landscape of laws regulating museums, archives, and libraries, and none can substitute for an attorney's legal advice. The most one can hope for in a book like Libraries, Museums, and Archives, is that it will offer a detailed overview of the current playing field. This fine volume does that admirably. * College & Research Libraries *
Taken together, the chapters provide an excellent historical context to the legal and ethical issues discussed. -- Jean Preer, Indiana University- Indianapolis

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