Missouri Revised Statutes Title XI. Education and Libraries § 182.815. Disclosure of library records, definitions

As used in this section and section 182.817 , the following terms shall mean:

(1)  “Digital resource or material” , any E-book, digital periodical, digital thesis, digital dissertation, digital report, application, website, database, or other data available in digital format from a library for display on a computer screen or handheld device;

(2)  “E-book” , any book composed or converted to digital format for display on a computer screen or handheld device;

(3)  “Library” , any library established by the state or any political subdivision of the state, or combination thereof, by any community college district, or by any college or university, and any private library open to the public;

(4)  “Library material” , any book, E-book, digital resource or material, document, film, record, art work, or other library property which a patron may use, borrow or request;

(5)  “Library record” , any document, record, or other method of storing information retained, received or generated by a library that identifies a person or persons as having requested, used, or borrowed library material, and all other records identifying the names of library users.  The term “library record” does not include nonidentifying material that may be retained for the purpose of studying or evaluating the circulation of library material in general.

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