Key excerpts from the Library Blog Policy
- Current UC Berkeley Library and Affiliated Library staff are eligible
to request a blog in support of work-related communications. A
CalNet ID is required to access the blog request form.
- As a general matter, you may post work-related content freely to your
blog, and to those of others, so long as you represent yourself
accurately, and the content is not illegal, obscene, defamatory,
threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of
privacy or otherwise injurious or objectionable.
- The UC Berkeley Library believes deeply in free speech and does not
pre-screen or regularly review posted content. However, the Library has
the right to remove at its sole discretion any content that it considers
to violate these Terms or the terms of any other University policy that
governs your use of the campus networks.
- Bloggers are required to check facts, present balanced views,
acknowledge and correct errors, and check spelling and grammar before
actual posting. While quotes from related websites and blogs are
encouraged, bloggers are expected to do due diligence to credit their
- Bloggers understand that all content posted to the blogs is the sole
responsibility of the individual who posted the content.
Bloggers understand, also, that all opinions expressed by other users of
this site are expressed strictly in their individual work-related
capacities, and not as representatives of the UC Berkeley Library.
- The Blog site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. The
UC berkeley Library will support sites as long as they are being widely
used and will provide 6 months notice if support is discontinued. The UC
Berkeley Library will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising
from the use of or inability to use this site. You expressly agree that
you use this site solely at your own risk.
- When the UC Berkeley Library publicly displays, publicly performs,
reproduces or distributes copies of your Content, or Content as
incorporated into a collective work, the Library will make its best
efforts to credit your authorship. You grant UC Berkeley Library
permission to use your name for such attribution purposes. RSS
aggregators are allowed to copy, distribute, display any Content on
your blog that you syndicate using RSS. All Content on your blog is
syndicated for RSS aggregation unless you change your settings to
- As the owner of a blog, you may establish a range of access
restrictions to your material. The initial default setting for individual
blogs allows outside search engines, indexes and third party sites to scan
each blog, create hyperlinks to individual blogs or distribute it further
via feeds. If you change these settings, there is no guarantee that
outside search engines will omit your blog from its searches. Please
check your default settings to discern the level of access the public has
to your individual blog.