This is a draft that will be tweaked and go before our board very soon.
Feedback from the group is greatly appreciated.
Chattanooga Public Library (CPL) is committed to offering community access
to new and emerging technologies as part of our public computing services.
In this age of digital publishing, desktop fabrication, and participatory
culture this means the library will offer access to physical and digital
tools which users will leverage to create, publish, and distribute their
own unique content. CPL applies the same standards to content that users
create in the library that we do to materials or media that the library
selects and purchases for public access.
It is the goal of the Library to provide a high quality collection of books
and media in a variety of formats and languages for all ages that is
responsive to the needs and interests of the community and reflective of
the diversity of the community. To support an informed public, the
collections represent diverse points of view, and may include materials
that some members of the public consider to be controversial in nature.
Likewise, when patrons use library tools as a platform for creative
expression, the objects and media they create represent diverse points of
view and may also be considered controversial by some members of the
public. The Chattanooga Public Library endorses the principles documented
in the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to
Read Statement, Freedom to View Statement, Code of Ethics, and Core Values
of Librarianship Statement. The freedom of creative expression that is
granted to patrons when they use library tools to create unique content is
an extension of these same principles.
Library users will not be permitted to use public tools to create material
or media that are:
- illegal to own or produce
- in violation of copyright or patent laws
- unsafe, harmful or pose immediate threat to the well being of others
- in violation of location-specific policies, for example tighter
restrictions might be placed on tools located in a children’s area
On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 8:02 AM, Edward Iglesias
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> Hello All,
> It looks like we will be getting a 3D printer in the library and it is now
> my job to write up a policy for its use. Do any of you have
> similar policies you would be willing to share?
> Edward Iglesias
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