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Policies: Technology

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Technology policies should include, but are not limited to, the followint subjects:

American Library Association Resources

Libraries and the Internet Toolkit

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/iftoolkits/litoolkit/internetusepolicies

Office for Information Technology Policy

http://www.ala.org/offices/oitp

Reminder

Techology policies differ from the required E-Rate Technology Plan.  A technology policy provides patrons information on how they are expected to utilize computer equipment properly, what they will have access to, what is appropriate behavior, and the type of assistance they can expect.

The E-Rate Technology Plan is a document that demonstrates a library will use the E-Rate funding they obtain effectively.  Contact the West Virginia Library Commission Administrative Services department at 304-558-2041 or 1-800-642-9021, Option 1, for more information on your library's E-Rate Technology Plan.

Childeren's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

CIPA requirements:

Schools and libraries subject to CIPA are required to adopt and implement an Internet safety policy addressing:

(a) access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet;

(b) the safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms and other forms of direct electronic communications;

(c) unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking,” and other unlawful activities by minors online;

(d) unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors; and

(e) measures restricting minors’ access to materials harmful to them.

From http://www.fcc.gov/guides/childrens-internet-protection-act

 

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