• Arizona bill would expand library privacy law

    by  • March 26, 2013 • ebooks, Libraries • 0 Comments

    KindleI’m wondering if this would affect OverDrive, or maybe more specifically Kindle checkouts via OverDrive as Amazon keeps a record of those by default.

    The measure seeks to include digital books under material protected by the state law that prohibits the disclosure of public library records.

    Officials who release information about someone’s requested or checked out library material face misdemeanor charges in Arizona.

    Read the full story @ AZcentral.com.

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    Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. He has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller. He earned his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael’s twelfth book, Google Search Secrets (w/ Christa Burns) was published October 2013 and has two more books on the way. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs Web sites for authors and historical societies, takes many, many photos, and reads more than 100 books a year.

    http://www.travelinlibrarian.info/

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