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The Library Privacy Checklist consists of seven areas:
- Data Exchange Between Networked Devices and Services
- E-book Lending and Digital Content Vendors
- Library Management Systems / Integrated Library Systems
- Library Websites, OPACs, and Discovery Services
- Public Access Computers and Networks
- Students in K-12 Schools
Each of these is organized into three priority groups. Priority 1 lists actions that all libraries can take to improve privacy practices. This is the basic level of actions each library should take. Priorities 2 and 3 require more technical expertise, available resources, and organizational structure to implement. These Priorities can be accomplished over time when the library has time or technical expertise increases.
There are more digital privacy resources available here: http://www.ala.org/lita/advocacy and here: https://libraryfreedomproject.org/resources/. Share your digital privacy tips and questions on the WI Public Library Technology Google Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103293254710653612300.
Ryan Claringbole, Public Library Development Team