I guess i'm on the side of restriction to college age. It's the parenting issue again. But, a book like Slander doesn't belong there anymore than anything by Gore. It's topical reading and that in and of itself will restrict who reads it.Take, for example, Rivers of Blood, Years of Darkness (that might be reversed). It's a book on the Wats riots. Profanity, yes, but it's reportage pure and simple.
That shouldn't have an adult sticker.----- Original Message ----- From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
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In some cases, like the Hustler book with its subtitle, the content is clear and people make make a choice whether to download it or not. And if comments about language, violence and sex are put into the comments section by the submitter and into the long synopsis by the validator, people can make their own choice. I guess that for legal reasons bookshare doesn't want children under the age of 18 to download books their parents might not want them to see, but then maybe it should be the parents who download the books for the kids and not the kids themselves until they are 18. G.Cindy --- liz halperin <lizzersagain@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Carrie: it was my understanding that any book a person could check out of a public library should not have Adult Content slapped on it: each of us as individuals have our own moral perspectives and for us to decide what is fit or unfit for teens is censorship, pure and clear. So I am following the libraries. About un-limiting books, early on and pre-Gustavo, anything that was gay or lesbian was put under adult content. Those should be put back in the general collection. Things like letters to Hustler (I've seen a few like that, where the purchaser must be over 18) should be Adult Content bec they are sold that way. Otherwise, we need to be cautious about becoming "Fahrenheit 451" clones. Parents can put their own limits in. Personally, I wouldn't want any child of mine being able to download some serious right-wing, neo-fascist, anti-Semitic homophobic books. But they are on Bookshare and I defend their right to be there. It would be up to me, the parent, to deal with, not Bookshare. Just my personal thoughts. Liz in Portland Liz Halperin Portland, OR lizzersagain@xxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.WISH LIST (called Requested Additions To The Bookshare Collection)is available at http://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/Book_Requests.htm http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ http://studentpages.alma.edu/~07jmyate/book_requests.htm www.jbrownell.com for miscellaneous and useful threads ____________________________________________________________________________________ Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your home page. http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.516 / Virus Database: 269.17.11/1201 - Release Date: 12/28/2007 11:51 AM
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