Alabama Library Challenges (Tarrant Public Library)

Chris Peterson filed this request with the Tarrant Public Library of Tarrant, AL.
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From: Chris Peterson


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.

Sincerely,

Emily Knox
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Library & Information Science
University of Illinois

Shannon M. Oltmann
Assistant Professor
School of Library & Information Science
University of Kentucky

Chris Peterson
Researcher
Center for Civic Media, Media Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Patrick Coleman

Sorry this is the first notice I have received, it will take me a little
time to get this together for you. I am currently at convention so I will
get started when I return

>

> March 13, 2014

> Tarrant Public Library

> Tarrant Public Library

> 1143 Ford Avenue

> Tarrant, AL 35217

>

> This is a follow up to a previous request:

>

>

>

> To Whom It May Concern:

>

> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information
request,

> copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let
me

> know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification

> is needed.

>

> Thank you for your help.

>

>

> ---

>

> On Jan. 20, 2014:

>

>

> 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.

>

>

> Sincerely,

>

>

> Emily Knox

> Assistant Professor

> Graduate School of Library & Information Science

> University of Illinois

>

>

> Shannon M. Oltmann

> Assistant Professor

> School of Library & Information Science

> University of Kentucky

>

> Chris Peterson

> Researcher

> Center for Civic Media, Media Lab

> Massachusetts Institute of Technology

>

> Filed via MuckRock.com

> E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

>

> For mailed responses, please address (see note):

> MuckRock News

> DEPT MR 7613

> PO Box 55819

> Boston, MA 02205-5819

>

> PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
addressed

> (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests
might

> be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

>

>

>

>

>

>

> --

> This message has been scanned for viruses and

> dangerous content by MailScanner, and is

> believed to be clean.

>

>

Patrick Coleman

Director

Tarrant Public Library

1143 Ford Avenue

Tarrant, Al 35217

205-841-0575

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Patrick Coleman

Working on it, we have a very small staff and unfortunately the
individuals that are in the building are our first priority. I will tell
you that in the twenty plus years I have worked here we have never had a
challenge of materials, or problems/complaints with our internet
filtering.

>

> March 28, 2014

> Tarrant Public Library

> Tarrant Public Library

> 1143 Ford Avenue

> Tarrant, AL 35217

>

> This is a follow up to a previous request:

>

>

>

> To Whom It May Concern:

>

> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information
request,

> copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let
me

> know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification

> is needed.

>

> Thank you for your help.

>

>

> ---

>

> On March 13, 2014:

>

> Sorry this is the first notice I have received, it will take me a
little

> time to get this together for you. I am currently at convention so I
will

> get started when I return

>

>>

>

>> March 13, 2014

>

>> Tarrant Public Library

>

>> Tarrant Public Library

>

>> 1143 Ford Avenue

>

>> Tarrant, AL 35217

>

>>

>

>> This is a follow up to a previous request:

>

>>

>

>>

>

>>

>

>> To Whom It May Concern:

>

>>

>

>> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information

> request,

>

>> copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please
let

> me

>

>> know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further

> clarification

>

>> is needed.

>

>>

>

>> Thank you for your help.

>

>>

>

>>

>

>> ---

>

>>

>

>> On Jan. 20, 2014:

>

>>

>

>>

>

>> 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
“MIAâ€Â
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

> project̢۪s

>

>> 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.

>

>>

>

>>

>

>> Sincerely,

>

>>

>

>>

>

>> Emily Knox

>

>> Assistant Professor

>

>> Graduate School of Library & Information Science

>

>> University of Illinois

>

>>

>

>>

>

>> Shannon M. Oltmann

>

>> Assistant Professor

>

>> School of Library & Information Science

>

>> University of Kentucky

>

>>

>

>> Chris Peterson

>

>> Researcher

>

>> Center for Civic Media, Media Lab

>

>> Massachusetts Institute of Technology

>

>>

>

>> Filed via MuckRock.com

>

>> E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

>

>>

>

>> For mailed responses, please address (see note):

>

>> MuckRock News

>

>> DEPT MR 7613

>

>> PO Box 55819

>

>> Boston, MA 02205-5819

>

>>

>

>> PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly

> addressed

>

>> (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News)
requests

> might

>

>> be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

>

>>

>

>>

>

>>

>

>>

>

>>

>

>>

>

>> --

>

>> This message has been scanned for viruses and

>

>> dangerous content by MailScanner, and is

>

>> believed to be clean.

>

>>

>

>>

>

>

>

>

>

> Patrick Coleman

>

> Director

>

> Tarrant Public Library

>

> 1143 Ford Avenue

>

> Tarrant, Al 35217

>

> 205-841-0575

>

> ---

>

> On March 13, 2014:

>

> To Whom It May Concern:

>

> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information
request,

> copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let
me

> know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification

> is needed.

>

> Thank you for your help.

>

>

> ---

>

> On Jan. 20, 2014:

>

>

> 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.

>

>

> Sincerely,

>

>

> Emily Knox

> Assistant Professor

> Graduate School of Library & Information Science

> University of Illinois

>

>

> Shannon M. Oltmann

> Assistant Professor

> School of Library & Information Science

> University of Kentucky

>

> Chris Peterson

> Researcher

> Center for Civic Media, Media Lab

> Massachusetts Institute of Technology

>

> Filed via MuckRock.com

> E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

>

> For mailed responses, please address (see note):

> MuckRock News

> DEPT MR 7613

> PO Box 55819

> Boston, MA 02205-5819

>

> PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
addressed

> (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests
might

> be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

>

>

>

>

>

>

> --

> This message has been scanned for viruses and

> dangerous content by MailScanner, and is

> believed to be clean.

>

>

Patrick Coleman

Director

Tarrant Public Library

1143 Ford Avenue

Tarrant, Al 35217

205-841-0575

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Patrick Coleman

>This is other requested data in addition to that already provided. This
information was supplied by the Library Cooperative's IT department to
which the Tarrant Public Library is a member

> April 28, 2014
> Tarrant Public Library
> Tarrant Public Library
> 1143 Ford Avenue
> Tarrant, AL 35217
>
> This is a follow up to a previous request:
>
>
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
> copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me
> know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
> is needed.
>
> Thank you for your help.
>
>
> ---
>
> On April 12, 2014:
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
> copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me
> know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
> is needed.
>
> Thank you for your help.
>
>
> ---
>
> On March 28, 2014:
>
> Working on it, we have a very small staff and unfortunately the
> individuals that are in the building are our first priority. I will tell
> you that in the twenty plus years I have worked here we have never had a
> challenge of materials, or problems/complaints with our internet
> filtering.
>
>>
>
>> March 28, 2014
>
>> Tarrant Public Library
>
>> Tarrant Public Library
>
>> 1143 Ford Avenue
>
>> Tarrant, AL 35217
>
>>
>
>> This is a follow up to a previous request:
>
>>
>
>>
>
>>
>
>> To Whom It May Concern:
>
>>
>
>> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information
> request,
>
>> copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let
> me
>
>> know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
> clarification
>
>> is needed.
>
>>
>
>> Thank you for your help.
>
>>
>
>>
>
>> ---
>
>>
>
>> On March 13, 2014:
>
>>
>
>> Sorry this is the first notice I have received, it will take me a
> little
>
>> time to get this together for you. I am currently at convention so I
> will
>
>> get started when I return
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>> March 13, 2014
>
>>
>
>>> Tarrant Public Library
>
>>
>
>>> Tarrant Public Library
>
>>
>
>>> 1143 Ford Avenue
>
>>
>
>>> Tarrant, AL 35217
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>> This is a follow up to a previous request:
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>> To Whom It May Concern:
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information
>
>> request,
>
>>
>
>>> copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please
> let
>
>> me
>
>>
>
>>> know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
>
>> clarification
>
>>
>
>>> is needed.
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>> Thank you for your help.
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>> ---
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>> On Jan. 20, 2014:
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>> 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
> “MIAâ€Ã‚
> 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.
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>> Sincerely,
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>> Emily Knox
>
>>
>
>>> Assistant Professor
>
>>
>
>>> Graduate School of Library & Information Science
>
>>
>
>>> University of Illinois
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>> Shannon M. Oltmann
>
>>
>
>>> Assistant Professor
>
>>
>
>>> School of Library & Information Science
>
>>
>
>>> University of Kentucky
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>> Chris Peterson
>
>>
>
>>> Researcher
>
>>
>
>>> Center for Civic Media, Media Lab
>
>>
>
>>> Massachusetts Institute of Technology
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>> Filed via MuckRock.com
>
>>
>
>>> E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>> For mailed responses, please address (see note):
>
>>
>
>>> MuckRock News
>
>>
>
>>> DEPT MR 7613
>
>>
>
>>> PO Box 55819
>
>>
>
>>> Boston, MA 02205-5819
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>> PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
>
>> addressed
>
>>
>
>>> (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News)
> requests
>
>> might
>
>>
>
>>> be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>> --
>
>>
>
>>> This message has been scanned for viruses and
>
>>
>
>>> dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
>
>>
>
>>> believed to be clean.
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>>
>
>>
>
>>
>
>>
>
>>
>
>>
>
>> Patrick Coleman
>
>>
>
>> Director
>
>>
>
>> Tarrant Public Library
>
>>
>
>> 1143 Ford Avenue
>
>>
>
>> Tarrant, Al 35217
>
>>
>
>> 205-841-0575
>
>>
>
>> ---
>
>>
>
>> On March 13, 2014:
>
>>
>
>> To Whom It May Concern:
>
>>
>
>> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information
> request,
>
>> copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let
> me
>
>> know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
> clarification
>
>> is needed.
>
>>
>
>> Thank you for your help.
>
>>
>
>>
>
>> ---
>
>>
>
>> On Jan. 20, 2014:
>
>>
>
>>
>
>> 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 “MIAâ€Â 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
> project̢۪s
>
>> 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.
>
>>
>
>>
>
>> Sincerely,
>
>>
>
>>
>
>> Emily Knox
>
>> Assistant Professor
>
>> Graduate School of Library & Information Science
>
>> University of Illinois
>
>>
>
>>
>
>> Shannon M. Oltmann
>
>> Assistant Professor
>
>> School of Library & Information Science
>
>> University of Kentucky
>
>>
>
>> Chris Peterson
>
>> Researcher
>
>> Center for Civic Media, Media Lab
>
>> Massachusetts Institute of Technology
>
>>
>
>> Filed via MuckRock.com
>
>> E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
>
>>
>
>> For mailed responses, please address (see note):
>
>> MuckRock News
>
>> DEPT MR 7613
>
>> PO Box 55819
>
>> Boston, MA 02205-5819
>
>>
>
>> PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
> addressed
>
>> (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests
> might
>
>> be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
>
>>
>
>>
>
>>
>
>>
>
>>
>
>>
>
>> --
>
>> This message has been scanned for viruses and
>
>> dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
>
>> believed to be clean.
>
>>
>
>>
>
>
>
>
>
> Patrick Coleman
>
> Director
>
> Tarrant Public Library
>
> 1143 Ford Avenue
>
> Tarrant, Al 35217
>
> 205-841-0575
>
> ---
>
> On March 28, 2014:
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
> copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me
> know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
> is needed.
>
> Thank you for your help.
>
>
> ---
>
> On March 13, 2014:
>
> Sorry this is the first notice I have received, it will take me a little
> time to get this together for you. I am currently at convention so I will
> get started when I return
>
>>
>
>> March 13, 2014
>
>> Tarrant Public Library
>
>> Tarrant Public Library
>
>> 1143 Ford Avenue
>
>> Tarrant, AL 35217
>
>>
>
>> This is a follow up to a previous request:
>
>>
>
>>
>
>>
>
>> To Whom It May Concern:
>
>>
>
>> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information
> request,
>
>> copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let
> me
>
>> know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
> clarification
>
>> is needed.
>
>>
>
>> Thank you for your help.
>
>>
>
>>
>
>> ---
>
>>
>
>> On Jan. 20, 2014:
>
>>
>
>>
>
>> 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 “MIAâ€Â 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
> project̢۪s
>
>> 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.
>
>>
>
>>
>
>> Sincerely,
>
>>
>
>>
>
>> Emily Knox
>
>> Assistant Professor
>
>> Graduate School of Library & Information Science
>
>> University of Illinois
>
>>
>
>>
>
>> Shannon M. Oltmann
>
>> Assistant Professor
>
>> School of Library & Information Science
>
>> University of Kentucky
>
>>
>
>> Chris Peterson
>
>> Researcher
>
>> Center for Civic Media, Media Lab
>
>> Massachusetts Institute of Technology
>
>>
>
>> Filed via MuckRock.com
>
>> E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
>
>>
>
>> For mailed responses, please address (see note):
>
>> MuckRock News
>
>> DEPT MR 7613
>
>> PO Box 55819
>
>> Boston, MA 02205-5819
>
>>
>
>> PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
> addressed
>
>> (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests
> might
>
>> be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
>
>>
>
>>
>
>>
>
>>
>
>>
>
>>
>
>> --
>
>> This message has been scanned for viruses and
>
>> dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
>
>> believed to be clean.
>
>>
>
>>
>
>
>
>
>
> Patrick Coleman
>
> Director
>
> Tarrant Public Library
>
> 1143 Ford Avenue
>
> Tarrant, Al 35217
>
> 205-841-0575
>
> ---
>
> On March 13, 2014:
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
> copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 20, 2014. Please let me
> know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification
> is needed.
>
> Thank you for your help.
>
>
> ---
>
> On Jan. 20, 2014:
>
>
> 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.
>
>
> Sincerely,
>
>
> Emily Knox
> Assistant Professor
> Graduate School of Library & Information Science
> University of Illinois
>
>
> Shannon M. Oltmann
> Assistant Professor
> School of Library & Information Science
> University of Kentucky
>
> Chris Peterson
> Researcher
> Center for Civic Media, Media Lab
> Massachusetts Institute of Technology
>
> Filed via MuckRock.com
> E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
>
> For mailed responses, please address (see note):
> MuckRock News
> DEPT MR 7613
> PO Box 55819
> Boston, MA 02205-5819
>
> PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
> (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
> be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> This message has been scanned for viruses and
> dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
> believed to be clean.
>
>

Patrick Coleman
Director
Tarrant Public Library
1143 Ford Avenue
Tarrant, Al 35217
205-841-0575

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