Anonymous library cards

Information Today

FYI: the "USA Patriot Act" enables law enforcement or intelligence agents to compel librarians to disclose patron records. Okay, so that's old news. What is new is the anonymous card that Ben Ostrowsky has proposed - similar to pay-by-use calling cards. Leave a deposit, check out a book, no names necessary.

What does it mean, when the most persistent resistance to government policy comes from the librarians?

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