[Libs-Or] PL social software policies

GIBBON Cindy cindyg at multcolib.org
Thu Sep 25 12:53:45 PDT 2008


Hi Max.  We've just been doing a bunch of work on social software policy
with our county attorney, so I have some things we can share with you.
Our goal has been to create a limited public forum where we are able to
moderate comments, not the full public forum that would be established
if we just opened things up for comment without rules or moderation.
I've got several documents we can share with you if you would like.
We've also proposed programs on social software policy for both Online
NW and OLA.
 
Cindy
 
 

Cindy Gibbon 
Senior Library Manager/ 
Access Services Coordinator 
Multnomah County Library 
205 NE Russell Street 
Portland, OR  97212 
503-988-5496 (voice) 
503-988-5441 (fax) 
cindyg at multcolib.org 

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	I'm getting ready to "discuss" the idea of interactive library
web pages with our county counsel. In the past, the lawyers have been
very nervous about blogs, etc., because they think we might be creating
an "open forum" which would then be out of control!

	 

	Do any Oregon public libraries currently have web pages which
encourage public comment-blogs, forums, online book groups, etc? If so,
how are they moderated? Do they allow anonymous comments? We would be
requiring registration with a valid email address (which would not, of
course, be posted). I'm wondering about a "Social Software Policy" such
as this one

	
http://libwww.washoecounty.us/mod.php?mod=userpage&menu=120605&page_id=2
21.

	 

	Does anyone have such a policy in place?

	 

	Max Leek, Library Director                Nothing

	Douglas County Library System                     is

	1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd.                           Simple

	Roseburg, OR 97470

	mtleek at co.douglas.or.us

	 

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