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Bringing Privacy and Personalization into Conversation Rather than Conflict

Is privacy dead? Dying? On life support? Is it possible for higher education and research to be an oasis of privacy while the commercial sector at large takes a scorched earth approach to the notion of user control and privacy? Librarians and publishers have long understood that privacy and confidentiality in information use is critical to intellectual freedom and the free pursuit of knowledge. Can we maintain these commitments in light of the massive data capture and surveillance that characterizes our experience of using the web, mobile devices, etc.? How can we achieve the benefits of personalization in order to improve and customize user experience, support student success, assist faculty research, etc.? How can publishers and libraries work together to ensure user control over personal data while also developing useful services? Might privacy even be a competitive advantage? Join us to explore the tensions around privacy in our field and possible strategies for moving forward.
Release Date: 07/20/2020
Ethics & Standards | Keywords: privacy, research, higher ed, data security, personalization, users, librarians

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Our debut series on the SSP OnDemand Library, the 2020 Professional Development Series offers presentations on current trends and issues in scholarly communications—from the impact of COVID-19 to diversity, equity, and inclusion in publishing--available at your convenience. New video presentations will be released each week; free materials and paid sessions can be accessed individually or as part of a group; all recordings may be accessed asynchronously, but registrants can also interact with presenters and fellow audience members during live screenings! Videos will be offered on the following topics: Business Models and Strategies, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Editorial Innovations, Ethics and Standards, Global Trends, Research Perspectives. Featuring panels of leaders in their respective fields, this series is a must for anyone wishing to keep abreast of the latest developments in the industry.

Heather Staines

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Head of Partnerships, Knowledge Futures Group

Heather Staines is Head of Partnerships for Knowledge Futures Group, building open source infrastructure for publishers and libraries. Her previous roles include positions at Hypothesis, Proquest, SIPX (formerly the Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange), Springer SBM, and Greenwood Publishing Group/Praeger Publishers. She is a frequent speaker and participant at industry events including the COUNTER Board of Directors, the STM Futurelab, Society for Scholarly Publishing, the NISO Transfer Standing Committee, the NASIG Digital Preservation Task Force. She has a Ph.D. in Military and Diplomatic History from Yale University.

Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction & Professor, University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library and affiliate faculty in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As the 2010-11 ACRL President, she led the launch the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Initiative. Lisa is currently Editor of Library Trends, a “chef” of The Scholarly Kitchen, and Chair of the IFLA Information Literacy Section. Other service includes positions in DLF, NISO, ARL, ALA, ILA, and LOEX. Lisa has consulted, presented, and published widely on the value of libraries, strategic planning, organizational innovation, emerging technologies, program evaluation, library assessment, privacy, inclusion and equity, information literacy, and teaching and learning.

Tim Lloyd

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CEO, LibLynx

Tim Lloyd is the founder and CEO of LibLynx, a provider of Identity, Access, and analytics solutions for the knowledge industry. As a member of the governance committee for SeamlessAccess.org and co-chair of the Outreach Committee, he is a vocal advocate for demystifying and improving technical solutions in these areas. Prior to LibLynx, Tim spent a decade working with libraries as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Music Publishing at Alexander Street Press. He brings over 20 years of experience in delivering pioneering online products and services.

Is privacy dead? Dying? On life support? Is it possible for higher education and research to be an oasis of privacy while the commercial sector at large takes a scorched earth approach to the notion of user control and privacy? Librarians and publishers have long understood that privacy and confidentiality in information use is critical to intellectual freedom and the free pursuit of knowledge. Can we maintain these commitments in light of the massive data capture and surveillance that characterizes our experience of using the web, mobile devices, etc.? How can we achieve the benefits of personalization in order to improve and customize user experience, support student success, assist faculty research, etc.? How can publishers and libraries work together to ensure user control over personal data while also developing useful services? Might privacy even be a competitive advantage? Join us to explore the tensions around privacy in our field and possible strategies for moving forward.