||Legal experts assail Locke's bid to drop prison law libraries
||January 27, 2001
||In an effort to save money, Washington Governor Gary Locke
seeks to close prison law libraries. Legal experts counter with a claim of
unconstitutionality. Will digital libaries be a satisfying compromise? Is
it realistic to assume that digital resources will reduce costs? "It is
possible -- some say likely-- that the program will survive in the budget
in some form, perhaps even becoming a system of electronic libraries."
||Filter law a trial for libraries
||February 4, 2001
||San Antonio Express News
||The San Antonio Public Library already polices the
Internet use of its patrons, but when the Child Internet Protection
Act goes into law on April 20, 2001, it will have to do even more
to be eligible for grant money.
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||Coalition challenging officials to pass privacy law
||February 12, 2001
||The Privacy Coalition (including the ALA) presents a "'privacy
pledge' ... to officials that would ensure federal privacy safeguards and give
consumers the right to remove or correct computerized personal information
held by online companies."