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Harry, I have this book, but it is reviewed from the standpoint of a PUBLIC
librarian. Look at the reviewers in the book - only one has school library
experience. I reviewed this book for a publication when the book came
out,and I couldn't give it a high review because of the public library bias
that was so strong. They have no idea how students and teachers use the Net.

Carol:  Yes, I understand the public library bias, I helped Karen do the
research.  However, that does not invalidate the careful study of how
filters operate, install and create the "big brother" environment that
lulls faculty and administration into a false sense of security.  I contend
that it is a valid resource for anyone thinking of using an Internet
filter.  And yes, I have been school librarian, and I work with about 150
schools in 40 school districts.  The captive atmosphere and the cloud of
parent indignation is stronger in a school setting, but that does not
override the necessity of finding out what's wrong with them.

Harrry Willems
Southeast Kansas Library System

Harry Willems                   http://www.sekls.lib.ks.us/staff/willems
Consultant, Assistant Dir.
Southeast Kansas Library System
Iola, KS  66749         Fax: 316.365.5137       Vox: 316.365.5136

“We die only when we run out of footprints.
Then the biographers move in to retrace our paths,
enclosing them all in tall mazes of lumber
to make our lives seem more complex, more arduous,
to make our leaving the room seem heroic.”  --Billy Collins

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