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 […]
Bobbi Newman is a writer, consultant, library advocate, and an international speaker.
Her interests include privacy, public policy, technology, new media, digital literacy, class, political communication and behavior. She is passionate about the role of libraries in equal access and opportunity for all.
She is involved in national library initiatives including serving on the National Information Standards organization committee to develop a Consensus Framework to Support Patron Privacy in Digital Library and Information Systems and the Pew Internet & American Life Project research on Libraries in the Digital Age. She is a regular speaker at local, national, and international events covering topics such as the future of libraries, digital literacy, ebooks, policy, and innovation and change.
Newman has served as an American Library Association (ALA) Councilor-at-Large, a member of the Office of Information Technology Policy (OITP) Advisory Committee, and a member of the OITP Digital Literacy Task Force. She is the author of the award winning blog, Librarian by Day and in 2011 was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal. Her writing is regularly highlighted by American Libraries Direct. Her work has been featured by the New York Times, The Guardian, BlogHer, O’Reilly Radar, The L.A. Times, Mental Floss, Techdirt, and GigaOm, and was used by Facebook in a smear campaign against Google.
She holds an MA in information research and library science, MA in political science and a Graduate Certificate in Public Management. She has received awards for her service and teaching.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]