The Balancing Act of Digital Privacy & 
Digital Services 
in Libraries

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September 28, 2015

The Balancing Act of Digital Privacy & 
Digital Services 
in Libraries

2015 KLA-MLA Joint Conference, Heather Braum & Robin Hastings, NEKLS: Libraries have long been concerned with protecting the records of what patrons read. But with the rise of multiple library digital services, are we continuing to protect patron data? Concerns about password security, third party vendors, remote access, plain text transfer, and more security issues will be shared. Additionally, a conversation will occur around what information libraries are trading for the information they are getting from third party vendors. Ultimately, participants will walk away with a better understanding of data privacy and security issues in libraries today.

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Heather Braum

September 28, 2015
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    Heather Braum & Robin Hastings, NEKLS, KLA/MLA Sept. 2015 The

    Balancing Act of Digital Privacy & 
 Digital Services 
 in Libraries Heather Braum, NExpress Coordinator, NEKLS Robin Hastings, Director of Technology, NEKLS
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    Heather Braum & Robin Hastings, NEKLS, KLA/MLA Sept. 2015 Why

    this topic… Source: http://goo.gl/mX8zLA
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    Heather Braum & Robin Hastings, NEKLS, KLA/MLA Sept. 2015 #3:

    “We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.” Source: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/proethics/codeofethics/codeethics
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    Heather Braum & Robin Hastings, NEKLS, KLA/MLA Sept. 2015 Sources:

    http://goo.gl/T38tul & http://goo.gl/XHvuHX & http://goo.gl/3Bgik7 & http://goo.gl/tZuASM
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    Heather Braum & Robin Hastings, NEKLS, KLA/MLA Sept. 2015 #1.

    What digital services does your library utilize — where patron info is used?
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    Heather Braum & Robin Hastings, NEKLS, KLA/MLA Sept. 2015 #2.

    Do you use the same password for every online service?
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    Heather Braum & Robin Hastings, NEKLS, KLA/MLA Sept. 2015 #4.

    Who has access to your ILS & its database? Where is that data held?
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    Heather Braum & Robin Hastings, NEKLS, KLA/MLA Sept. 2015 Last

    week… Sources: https://goo.gl/hgnOJr & http://t.co/iDFZEZhcnK
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    Heather Braum & Robin Hastings, NEKLS, KLA/MLA Sept. 2015 Example

    Questions to Ask 1. How is our data secured on the server and during communications to other devices? 2. Is our data easily & quickly portable? 3. How often is our service monitored for security threats? 4. How is our data backed up? 5. Who has access to our data? 6. What are the browser & security recommendations for local computers using your service? Sources: Based from Hastings, R. (2014). Making the most of the cloud: How to choose and implement the best services for your library, 76. & http://goo.gl/QwIc52 & https://goo.gl/M1q5q3
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    Heather Braum & Robin Hastings, NEKLS, KLA/MLA Sept. 2015 #6.

    How secure is your library network, online sites & data pathways?
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    Heather Braum & Robin Hastings, NEKLS, KLA/MLA Sept. 2015 Action

    Plan 1. Review Contracts & Terms of Services 2. Ask questions of vendors like the ones discussed today 3. What information are you trading for digital services and is the tradeoff worth it?
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    Heather Braum & Robin Hastings, NEKLS, KLA/MLA Sept. 2015 Resources

    • Slides — https://goo.gl/Xgz15H • Handout — • ALA Code of Ethics — http://goo.gl/uI5jrx • ALA’s Resources on Privacy — http://goo.gl/1RUdy • Arstechnica Risk Assessment/Security — http://goo.gl/Tbwel • Sans Security Resources — https://goo.gl/XFdRw3 • Library Freedom Project — libraryfreedomproject.org • Patron Privacy ALA IG Listserv — http://goo.gl/U6u8FA • Library Digital Privacy Pledge (draft) https://goo.gl/JzzShI
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    Heather Braum & Robin Hastings, NEKLS, KLA/MLA Sept. 2015 Contact

    Us • Robin — rhastings@nekls.org, @webgoddess • Heather — hbraum@nekls.org, @hbraum Sources: http://goo.gl/sIyE3 & http://goo.gl/wKRcyU & http://goo.gl/yhXcnn