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Web site collection development policy

Approved by: River Falls Public Library Board of Trustees
Date: 4/2/2001, Amended: 8/5/13

The River Falls Public Library maintains a web site (www.riverfallspubliclibrary.org) on the World Wide Web to meet the general informational, educational, and recreational needs of the Library's population.

Links to Internet sites from the Library's web pages are selected to broaden, enrich, and complement the Library's print and audio-visual collection.

The sites linked on the Library's web site are separate and independent from the Library. The Library exercises no control over the content of the information provided by the producers of those sites. Due to the vastness of the Internet, the Library web site is far from complete in any subject area. The presence or absence of a site is in no way a reflection of library policy. The linking of a site does not in any way indicates that the Library endorses, sponsors, or reviews the information provided by a particular site.

Sites are evaluated according to their credibility, quality and usefulness in order to meet the needs and interest of the Library staff and patrons.

Factors which will be considered when evaluating sites to be selected include:

Even if a site meets the above criteria, the Library may choose not to include a link to that site. Internet sites that are not linked from the Library web site may be found by using a search engine.

Linked sites are periodically reviewed for access, design, and content. If a site no longer meets the selection criteria, or is inactive or out-of-date, it may be removed.

NOTICE: WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain circumstances, permitted by law, individuals are allowed to make copies (print, digital, or otherwise) for personal use, private study, scholarship, or research. If used for purposes other than those specified by law, or in excess of what constitutes "fair use", the individual may be liable for infringement of copyright.