One of my next writing goals is to try to get something into First Monday. Here is an excellent article from them: Potential legal challenges to the application of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) in public libraries
What are the CIPA implications for a library that provides WiFi access? TechnoBiblio’s Aaron discusses the problem they are having grappling with this at his library.
Karen Schneider writes a thoughtful piece on why she won’t recommend filters
I’ll keep on with my message, and I won’t dilute it or confuse it by appearing to help anyone “choose” a filter. Internet content filters block access to Constitutionally protected speech. Filters are bad news. That’s why we fought CIPA and COPA. We lost, but we were still right. Decades from now, we’ll look back at our primitive, panicked decisions, and wonder what all the fuss was about. But if you are waiting for me to love the bomb, pack a lunch and bring a blanket, because you’re going to have to wait until Hell freezes over.
If you MUST filter, there is a good comparison chart of filters for libraries available online from Library Consultants, The Galecia Group. [lisnews]