Re: [IUG] Reading History and Minors
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Good thought here. Adults only
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karen Perone" <peroneka at oplin dot org>
To: "IUG INNOPAC List" <innopac at innopacusers dot org>
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: [IUG] Reading History and Minors
> We only offer this service to our adult patrons and staff members. You
> can limit by patron type using the System Options - Circ Options.
> --Karen Perone, Rodman Public Library
> McDonald, Patrick wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > Before we allow our patrons to opt-in to Reading History, they must read
> > through information advising them of the possibility of the library
> > being compelled by law to release personal checkout information gathered
> > by the service. If after being advised of the potential risks of using
> > the service, an adult patron chooses to opt-in, we are happy to provide
> > a service many patrons find valuable.
> > The situation with patrons under 18, however, seems a bit murkier to us.
> > Since the only way a patron can opt-in to Reading History is through My
> > Millenium, in theory a web-savy 8 year old (or younger!) could opt-in to
> > Reading History from home, and we aren't sure we feel sufficiently
> > confident that the patron will have been sufficiently informed of the
> > potential risks and is old enough to give their consent to use the
> > service and take on those risks.
> > So, I guess my question is: How are other libraries handling the issue
> > of Reading History and Minors?
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