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portal: Libraries and the Academy 2.2 (2002) 350

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Building and Sustaining Digital Collections: Models for Libraries and Museums. CLIR Publication #100. Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2001. 29 p. $15 (ISBN 1-887334-85-8) Also available (HTML and PDF) online <>

"In February 2001, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH) convened a meeting to discuss how museums and libraries are building digital collections and what business models are available to sustain them. A group of museum and library senior executives met with business and legal experts, technologists, and funders to discuss the challenges that cultural institutions face when putting collections online...Using examples of six enterprises—JSTOR, HighWire Press, The International Center for Photography and George Eastman House, Questia Media, Inc., Art Museum Network, and Fathom—the report illustrates the differing approaches being used to extend the reach of collections and services online." (publisher's abstract)


Intellectual Freedom Manual, compiled by the Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association. 6th ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 2002. 434 p. $45 (softcover) (ISBN 0-8389-3519-2)

First published in 1974, this manual updates the 1996 edition, adding new material on Internet-related issues of use policies, filtering software, and user behavior. Other updated interpretations relate to access by gender or sexual orientation, restricted access to library materials, and intellectual freedom principles for academic libraries. The contents of this handbook are foundation materials in information science programs; academic libraries should make this available to staff who wrestle with these issues. Related and new content may be found on ALA's Web site <> (S.H.)




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