This week NISO published the NISO Consensus Principles on Users’ Digital Privacy in Library, Publisher, and Software-Provider Systems (PDF). As you may remember I am serving on this committee, which we had originally hoped would wrap up in July, but is still going strong. Privacy is nuanced and opinions vary widely. Combine that with the frequent conflation of privacy and security and you have complicated issues that take time to resolve. (Though, … Continue reading I Want Your Feedback on the #NISOPRIVACY Principles
First, let me get this out of the way – libraries are not in competition with tech companies such as Google and Amazon. You only need to look at the search results for “what really happened to dinosaurs?” to know Google isn’t doing the best job answering reference questions. And sure they might not be “evil” but they sure as heck are “good” (and even … Continue reading What Happens to Library Employees When We Fall Prey to the Competition Fallacy?
My readings on privacy for the NISO committee to develop a Consensus Framework to Support Patron Privacy in Digital Library and Information Systems have led me down a rabbit hole. In part, I think, because I often feel like the only dissenting member during the conference calls. There is a lot of focus on “improving services” at the cost of patron privacy. There is condescension … Continue reading Thinking Out Loud About Patron Privacy and Libraries #nisoprivacy
Below are links and slides from the Friday conference call on library patrons privacy and publisher system. + WebEx recording (3:06) Comments and links from WebEx chat Twitter archive Todd Carpenter VM#3 Privacy Publisher Systems Introduction from National Information Standards Organization (NISO) NISO Patron Privacy VM#3-Richard Entlich: user-based information offered by publishers from National Information Standards Organization (NISO) NISO Patron Privacy VM#3-Abigail Wickes: use of … Continue reading Library Patron Privacy in Publisher Systems #nisoprivacy
Below are slideshows and links to the conference call on Thursday that focused on privacy in vendor systems. There were very different conversations happening in the audio, chat box, and on Twitter. WebEx recording (3:05) Comments and links from WebEx chat Twitter archive Advancing Patron Privacy on Vendor Systems with a Shared Understanding from Peter Murray NISO Patron Privacy VM#2-Richard Entlich anonymization of Voyager circulation … Continue reading Library Patron Privacy in Vendor Systems #nisoprivacy
UPDATE: rather than continually updating this blog post I created a site for curation of content. I was asked to share my reading list for the NISO committee to develop a Consensus Framework to Support Patron Privacy in Digital Library and Information Systems. As with all reading lists, this one is always evolving. I would love suggestions if there is something you think is missing. … Continue reading Reading List – Patron Privacy in Libraries in the Digital Age #nisoprivacy
I have quite a reading list for my work on the NISO committee to develop a Consensus Framework to Support Patron Privacy in Digital Library and Information Systems. The first meeting took place during finals, so I had not yet tackled my reading list. I have been writing and thinking about privacy for some time but not on a concentrated level like this. As I work through … Continue reading Intellectual Freedom Requires Intellectual Privacy #nisoprivacy