This looks great! I think we are in a slightly better position for part of
this since we can point to the Student Handbook for the "thou shalt nots"
On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 8:10 AM, Nate Hill <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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
> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> > Hello All,
> > It looks like we will be getting a 3D printer in the library and it is
> > my job to write up a policy for its use. Do any of you have
> > similar policies you would be willing to share?
> > Thanks,
> > Edward Iglesias
> Nate Hill
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