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An Infopeople Webinar

February 18th, 2010 12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Presenter: Mary MinowPhoto of Mary Minow

YouTube, Twitter - the conversation goes mobile, and the library is not in control!

  • Are your patrons taking photos and short videos with their cell phones of the library? Of children in the library? Do they need permission, and if so, when? What copyright, privacy and other concerns you should address?
  • What do you do when you see a patron accessing child pornography, obscenity or other disturbing sites on their cell phones or netbooks?
  • Are patrons tagging your content, at your website or on the library's Flickr page? Can you remove inaccurate tags? Offensive tags?
  • What disability access is legally required in this new environment?

These are just some of the legal issues facing libraries when working in the mobile environment.

Those attending this webinar will receive:

  • Sample language for library signs regarding photography and videography
  • Guidance on when users need permission to post videos or pictures of library patrons
  • An update on legal status of porn in the library - on the users' own devices
  • Information on what accessibility of library websites is required by law for people with disabilities

This one-hour webinar will be of interest to library managers, anyone who works public service, those who create content for library social networking sites, and those looking for guidance regarding a variety of situations facing libraries using the mobile web and social networking.

Webinars are free of charge and registration is only done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required.

  • Speaker's slides
    • ppt [7.73mb] - pdf (3 slides per page) [374kb]

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