|Submitted||Jan. 20, 2014|
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To Whom It May Concern:
We are a team of academic researchers studying information access and availability in public schools and libraries. We are contacting you as part of a national effort to help us better understand the scope and substance of the various challenges which arise in the course of administering a public library system or public school system.
Under Alabama's Public Records Law, we are requesting copies of the following public records:
-any complaints, requests, and/or challenges for removal, reclassification, and/or reconsideration of publications including books, magazines, movies, music, and/or other media, along with any associated records, petitions, and/or correspondence since January 1, 2003
-any current collection or curriculum development policy or policies governing your institution(s)
-any records related to Internet filtering, including but not limited to:
-any current acceptable use policies, web publishing policies, or equivalents
-any current contracts with Internet filtering services and/or providers
-any current categories of content which your provider offers to block, along with which categories your library or libraries currently block
-any modifications to the standard configuration of your filter, including lists of sites, services, URLs, keywords, or other identifiers which have been specifically configured as forbidden or allowed (i.e. "blacklists/whitelists")
We will use these records in our research. Please note that we are not asking for registration, circulation, or other private records protected by state law, and you should feel free to redact personally identifiable information from the records you send us, at your discretion.
You may respond to this request by sending electronic documents (e.g. emails, screen captures, spreadsheets, etc) or high-quality scanned PDFs to this inbox. If you cannot respond by email, please fax copies to 206-984-9551, with “MIA” written clearly at the top of the first page. If you do not have any documents responsive to our request, or if you have questions about how to respond, then you may email us at this inbox. In order to assist you in responding to our request, we have also posted guidelines and examples at http://mappinginfoaccess.org.
We understand that there may be fees associated with responding to our request. We ask that you waive any such fees in light of our project’s character, which is non-commercial, academic, open, and firmly in the public interest. If you are unable to waive fees, and if they are in excess of $20, please contact us with an estimate of fees before responding.
Thank you in advance for helping us better understand the important work that you do. If you have any questions about our request or our project, please email us at: team [at] mappinginfoaccess [dot] org.
Graduate School of Library & Information Science
University of Illinois
Shannon M. Oltmann
School of Library & Information Science
University of Kentucky
Center for Civic Media, Media Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Please accept the attachments contained in this e-mail as evidence of information you requested through your organization. Enterprise City Schools has no record of complaints, requests, or challenges for removal, reclassification or reconsideration of books, magazines, movies, music and or other media since January 1, 2003.
Enterprise City Schools
From: Brad Johnson
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:24 PM
To: Greg Faught
Cc: Stacy Rodgers
Subject: RE: Record Request
From: Greg Faught
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 8:00 AM
To: Audrey McMillin; Brad Johnson; Stacy Rodgers; Waller Martin; Twyla Pipkin; Christie Mitten; Sheree Hardrick; Ronnie Retherford; Teri Prim; Judy Thomas; Trent Trawick; Matt Rodgers; Matt Humphrey
Subject: Record Request
Good morning. Please see the attached record request that we are required by law to provide. I need help from school media specialists by sending me any information regarding the first bullet. This can be sent to me through the pony if there is anything to send at all. If not, please ask them to e-mail me to confirm that there was no information to send.
Stacy and Brad, can you address the third bullet and send me any information you have regarding the listed items? I did not see a deadline but I would like to get this taken care of as soon as possible. Thanks and give me a call if you have any questions.