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Jun 28, 2004
The Supreme Court has struck down Ed: broken link removed 2011 the Child Online Protection Act . Says Kennedy "For now, the law, known as the Child Online Protection Act, would sweep with too broad a brush."
See also the Legal Challenge to the Child Online Protection Act.
Via WEB4LIB, courtesy of Don Wood, ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee.
Jun 21, 2004
Jun 14, 2004
Of course, I've got to say I told you so because I did....
"The release of filter modules by the integrated library systems (ILS) is another likely development in the filter market..." [from Chapter 5: What's Next For Library Filtering?, Library Technology Reports, March-April 2004 by moi Ed: broken link removed 2011].
So Dynix has "chosen ContentWatch as filtering provider" per the listing in New Product News, Public Libraries March/April 2004.
Jun 10, 2004
There seems to be a crevice in the digital divide. The Pew Internet and American Life Project has issued two reports that suggest there are haves, have-nots and also have-a-lots.
In his 4/19/04 report Ed: broken link removed 2011 "55% of Adult Internet Users Have Broadband at Home or Work", John Horrigan reports 68 million adult Americans have broadband either at home or work. 48 million have broadband connections at home, an increase of 60% since March 2003.
May 4, 2004
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Apr 14, 2004
Excellent article in the April 2004 issue of Computers in Libraries about the Kanguard filtering system available to Kansas public libraries that choose to opt in to the free, state library provided service.
I learned about it when I was researching my filtering paper for Library Technology Reports Ed: broken link removed 2011and was delighted to hear about at least one region working together to make something that works for libraries.
Apr 12, 2004
How often do you actually performs backups of data on your PC? I know I've been pretty bad about doing it because I haven't had a drive large enough to accommodate all the data easily. Every once in a while I'd copy everything from my desktop to my laptop or retire folders to a CD but I wasn't being systematic nor frequent about doing it.
For one thing, trying to copy only the changed files was a big pain because you had to go folder by folder and sort by date. And copying everything again took too long.
Apr 8, 2004