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Privacy in libraries

Howard Falk (Columnist based in Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

Abstract

The American Library Association views privacy as essential to the exercise of free speech, free thought, and free association. Many libraries have written policies designed to preserve the privacy of patrons and visitors. Statements of intentions to preserve privacy are important as guides to the behavior of library personnel. This article looks at the problems associated with privacy in libraries.

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Citation

Falk, H. (2004), "Privacy in libraries", The Electronic Library, Vol. 22 No. 3, pp. 281-284. https://doi.org/10.1108/02640470410541697

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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