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Library Filtering Remains Controversial
Posted by Lori Ayre on August 16, 2010
I was recently interviewed by David Carr, a freelancer who wrote an article for Baseline Magazine. I was pleased to see that the quote he included from our discussion was actually complete and in context. Seems so often you end up reading the words you said...but somehow the context gets twisty.
Anyway, I thought it was a good article. He interviewed several reputable people on the issue across the country.
Here's my quote:
“If I were a library director, I think I would use Internet filtering to some extent, at least in the children’s department – knowing full well that I would wind up blocking some stuff that should not be blocked,” says Lori Bowen Ayre, a technology consultant to libraries. “In my opinion, these filters are only 85% effective, at best.” The better products concentrate on categorizing Internet content by multiple criteria, often with human intervention at least at a spot checking level, she says.
Full article is available here: Library Filtering Remains Controversial
P.S. Did you notice I finally updated libraryfiltering.org? Please get your filter company to add their product to the listing!