Every year the Library Research Service surveys public libraries and school media centers in Colorado. These surveys include items concerning the number of challenges received and policies and practices related to Internet filtering. Such data have been collected from school library media centers for the last two years and from public libraries since 1994. Chart 1 (see full report) shows the history of Colorado public library challenges. The 1994-95 peak was largely attributable to the Madonna book, Sex.
- Public libraries saw the number of challenges almost double from 1996 to 1998.
- A similar jump in school media center reconsiderations was observed from 1998 to 1999.
- The majority of items challenged remained in collections with no change in status.
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