Libraries have long maintained strong protections for patron privacy and intellectual freedom. However, the prevalence of sophisticated surveillance systems in public libraries potentially threatens these core library commitments. This paper presents the findings of a qualitative case study examining why four libraries in the US and the UK installed video surveillance and how they manage these systems to balance safety and privacy.
|Title of host publication||iConference 2014 Proceedings|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2014|
- library science
- Information Science