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Ken Varnum, NISO patron privacy initiative, May 7, 2015

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Ken Varnum lightning talk, NISO virtual meeting on patron privacy in internal library systems, May 7, 2015: http://www.niso.org/topics/tl/patron_privacy/

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Ken Varnum, NISO patron privacy initiative, May 7, 2015

  1. 1. Thinking about Collecting Library Users’ Data Ken Varnum University of Michigan varnum@umich.edu | @varnum
  2. 2. Ken VarnumNISO Patron Privacy Virtual Meeting #1 7 May 2015 Where We Are Today We have long-standing policies that lead us to • Delete patron access & use data • Purge ILS of checkout history • Intentionally forget who uses what and when • Put privacy above understanding users and outcomes
  3. 3. Ken VarnumNISO Patron Privacy Virtual Meeting #1 7 May 2015 Campus Context is Changing Library Analytics for Student Success Grant • Actionable intelligence • Moving research to practice • Basis for design, pedagogy, self-awareness • Changing institutional culture • Understanding the limitations and risks • Aligning to campus
  4. 4. Ken VarnumNISO Patron Privacy Virtual Meeting #1 7 May 2015 Changes Being Discussed • Collecting a wide range of user interaction data • Across the library ecosystem • In the context of this campus-wide initiative
  5. 5. Ken VarnumNISO Patron Privacy Virtual Meeting #1 7 May 2015 Why Collect User Data • Improve student outcomes • Learning Analytics across campus • Own our usage data, rather than license it back • Integrate and explore data from across many student-university interactions
  6. 6. Ken VarnumNISO Patron Privacy Virtual Meeting #1 7 May 2015 Library Considerations In thinking about revisions to our privacy policy… • Library commitment to privacy • Why collect data? • What do we do with the data once we have it? • Options: opt in/opt out, all in, not at all
  7. 7. Ken VarnumNISO Patron Privacy Virtual Meeting #1 7 May 2015 Thanks Thanks to Laurie Alexander, AUL for Learning & Teaching, for sharing slides from earlier presentations to library staff and at ACRL’s 2015 conference.

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