Home > DocuBase > Article

« All DocuBase Articles

 

Follow DocuTicker on Twitter   Feed

Saturday, 5th July 2014

Fencing Out Knowledge: Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later

Source: American Library Association

From Executive Summary:

What do Hotmail, YouTube, Google Docs, Facebook, and National Geographic have in common? They offer content and services that millions of Americans use every day to communicate, share content, and seek information. They also may be filtered under the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) (47 U.S.C. 254), making them inaccessible to children and adults who rely on internet access provided by public libraries and schools...

Drawing on extensive research and on presentations and discussion during a national symposium and two online forums held in July 2013, this study identified an overreach in the implementation of CIPA—far beyond the requirements and intent of the law. This overreach stems from misinterpretations of the law, different perceptions of how to filter, and limitations of internet filtering software. The net result is over-filtering that blocks access to legitimate, educational resources while often failing to block the images proscribed by the law. Over-filtering limits access to information and learning opportunities for both children and adults, and disproportionally impacts those who can benefit most from public library and school internet access—the 60 million Americans without access to either a home broadband connection or smartphone.

+ Direct link to document (PDF; 5 MB)


Category:

Source:

Views: 841


Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

More articles by Adrian Janes »



Please note: DocuTicker's editors collect citations for full-text PDF reports freely available on the web but we do not archive these reports. When you click a link to find and/or download the report, you are leaving the DocuTicker site. DocuTicker makes no representations regarding the ongoing availability of any report or any external resource. Links were accurate as of the date of posting.

« All DocuBase Articles

 

FreePint

FreePint supports the value of information in the enterprise. Read more »


FeedLatest FreePint Content:


  • Click to view the article Product Review of Manzama (Sources - Content & Coverage)
    Wednesday, 1st April 2015

    In the second part of his review of the newly updated legal information service Manzama, Chris Porter looks at the precision and breadth of its sources and content coverage in areas from news websites to legal case filings and social media channels.

  • Click to view the article Encouraging Curation and Sharing to Facilitate Discovery
    Wednesday, 1st April 2015

    Helping users to find information which they didn't know existed is undoubtedly a challenge. Steve Bynghall identifies some of the key tactics which can be used to help make discovery more of a "push" activity and some steps central teams can take to encourage changes in user behaviour.

  • Click to view the article Concluding the FreePint Topic Series "Making Information Visible"
    Wednesday, 1st April 2015

    Co-producer Martin White concludes the FreePint Topic Series "Making Information Visible" by highlighting key themes in visibility and discovery, that have emerged from the series that he and James Mullan have co-produced over the last three months. These include user-centric discovery, the information lifecycle and information visualisation. He also highlights product reviews and vendor insights.

  • ... more ...

All FreePint Content »
FreePint Topics »


A FreePint Subscription delivers articles and reports that support your organisation's information practice, content and strategy.

Find out more and order a FreePint Subscription by visiting the
completing our online form: Subscription Order page.


FreePint Testimonials

"Participated in two FreePint Communities of Practice sessions: One focussed on Determining, Discussing & Measuring Value of Content, and ..."

Read more testimonials and supply yours »







 

 
 
 

Subscribe

Receive the DocuTicker Newsletter each week.

Find out more »

Article Categories

All Article Categories »

Sources

All DocuBase Sources »

Source Categories

All Source Categories »

Archive

All Archives »