This study evaluates the digital redaction process as undertaken by the University of North Carolina Kathrine R. Everett Law Library as part of digitizing their collection of North Carolina Supreme Court briefs. New privacy concerns are raised by digitizing court documents and making them available online. Libraries have an interest in digitizing their print collections of court documents for public access on the Internet, but have received no clear guidance on how to proceed in the face of legal concerns. The purpose of this research is to inform libraries of the legal, ethical, and practical situation surrounding redaction of digitized court documents faced by the UNC Law Library under North Carolina law and to provide libraries with an example of redaction procedures. This research was accomplished through a case study of the UNC Law Library and composed of interviews with the law librarians and observation of the redaction process.
- court briefs
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/aallcallforpapers/84/