IS 590LI Legal Issues in Library and Information Settings

A detailed exploration of the legal issues arising in various library settings, including access rights, privacy and confidentiality, copyright, intellectual freedom and information liability and malpractice. There are three objectives: 1) to understand the nature and scope of legal problems arising in the operation of the library; 2) to identify the responsibilities that library and information professionals have in executing current law and the opportunities available to effect necessary change; and 3) to evaluate current legal responses to such problems and envision alternative responses, both legal and non-legal, in light of sound information concepts.

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