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Foundations of information policy
Foundations of information policy
Other title:
Information policy
Chicago : ALA Neal-Schuman, 2019.
Physical Description:
xvii, 212 pages ; 26 cm
Introduction -- What is information policy? -- Sources of information policy -- Why study information policy? -- The development of information policy -- Types of laws, policies, and regulations impacting information: access, infrastructure, and management -- Types of laws, policies, and regulations impacting information: access, rights, and responsibilities -- Information policy, information professions, and information institutions -- The broader context of information policy -- Advocacy and activism in the information professions -- The future of information policy -- Afterword: adventures in information policy wonderland by Nancy Kranich.
The first of its kind, this important new text provides a much-needed introduction to the myriad information policy issues that impact information professionals, information institutions, and the patrons and communities served by those institutions. In this key textbook for LIS students and reference text for practitioners, noted scholars Jaeger and Taylor: draw from current, authoritative sources to familiarize readers with the history of information policy; discuss the broader societal issues shaped by policy, including access to infrastructure, digital literacy and inclusion, accessibility, and security; elucidate the specific laws, regulations, and policies that impact information, including net neutrality, filtering, privacy, openness, and much more; use case studies from a range of institutions to examine the issues, bolstered by discussion questions that encourage readers to delve more deeply; explore the intersections of information policy with human rights, civil rights, and professional ethics; and prepare readers to turn their growing understanding of information policy into action, through activism, advocacy, and education.