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Coding the Commons


by Patrick Kennedy | Information Standards Quarterly | Summer 2015

Getting privacy right in our libraries is about finding a balance. On the one hand, libraries have an esteemed tradition of defending the rights of patrons to read freely, unencumbered by censors or surveillance. On the other, libraries have perhaps a longer tradition as place where content and ideas are shared, building literacy, knowledge and community. As the web evolves, to the extent that libraries are not providing these services, our readers will migrate to consumer environments, where the mission and values of libraries are not part of the service model.