ERIC Number: ED475309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Computer and Network Security in Small Libraries: A Guide for Planning.
Williams, Robert L.
This manual is intended to provide a free resource on essential network security concepts for non-technical managers of small libraries. Managers of other small nonprofit or community organizations will also benefit from it. An introduction defines network security; outlines three goals of network security; discusses why a library should be concerned with network security; and describes limits of this work. The manual is divided into three main parts. Part One features the management issues related to network security: analyzing risk, developing a security plan and policy, the funding requirements libraries can expect in operating their networks, and implementing adequate security. Part Two describes the areas of computer networks that need to be secured, and provides a description of many of the security measures necessary for adequate security. Part Three presents sample documents that may be help in the library's efforts to secure its network A glossary and bibliography are also provided. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Security, Libraries, Library Administration, Library Equipment, Library Planning, Library Policy, Library Technical Processes
For full text: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/pubs/compsecurity/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin.