[Web4lib] Questions regarding internet filtering

Dan Lester dan at riverofdata.com
Wed Dec 12 09:48:33 EST 2007

Hello Sarah,

If the "filtering4lib" list still exists, I couldn't find it in a
quick search.

But, try this website for info on various products, including how you
override, etc.


I can't vouch for it, but it appears to be reasonably balanced and
reasonably up to date.  It also allows direct product to product
comparisons with a search feature.


Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 6:00:20 PM, you wrote:

> We are looking to hear from people who have had experiences, positive or
> negative, with filtering products at your library.  We are most focused on
> the IT impact (network, speed, equipment, and infrastructure effects),
> impact on staff time and morale, and the overall success of the filter (does
> it catch things it shouldn't, let things through it shouldn't, etc.).  In
> addition, are users willing to ask for a site to be unblocked for them (if
> you allow site-by-site unblocking) and how does that process work?   
> We are looking for both anecdotal and statistical evidence, so whatever you
> have to share has great value to us.
> Thank you!
> Sarah Houghton-Jan, MA, MLIS
> Senior Librarian for Digital Futures
> San José Public Library 
> 150 East San Fernando Street, Rm. 4049
> San José, CA, 95112-3580
> Voice: 408-808-2369
> Email: sarah.houghton-jan at sjlibrary.org
> <mailto:sarah.houghton-jan at sjlibrary.org> 
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Best regards,
 Dan                            mailto:dan at riverofdata.com

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