California Libraries’ Web policy scrutinized

Anonymous Patron writes The Reporter – News Responding to public criticism of their open-access Internet policies, Solano County library officials will report to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday on methods that could lead to more restrictive access to computers at local libraries.

The report, penned by library Director Ann Cousineau, also, however, makes a strong case for leaving the library’s current access policy exactly as it is.

“When the Internet policy was adopted, the decision for unfettered access to information is an important right for our users,” the report says. “In addition, filtering software at that time had many flaws that blocked or altered legitimate content.””