Managing Access to the Internet in Public Libraries

The MAIPLE project How do public libraries manage to prevent users from accessing ‘unacceptable’, obscene, or otherwise illegal material and protect minors from harm on the internet? And what impact do measures taken have on our right to freedom of expression and freedom of access to information? For the past two years, a team ledRead more

Freedom on the ‘Net…or filtering by default?

Should internet access in public libraries be filtered? It would seem that, in the UK at least, librarians and users think it should, according to findings from the MAIPLE project. This is a two year project funded by the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The project is investigating the measures being used inRead more