Mailing List Message #114969
From: Cliff Lynch <>
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Subject: October 13, 2021 Webinar on Privacy and Licensing for LIbrary Content
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2021 23:00:15 -0400
I wanted to share the announcement for this free webinar. Lisa Janicke Hinchcliffe of UIUC has been doing a lot of work on reader privacy over the past few years with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and IMLS. On October 13, 2021 she's going to moderate a presentation by Danielle Cooper of Ithaka S+R summarizing some of Ithaka's recent work in this area. This is very closely related to a series of concerns that CNI has been exploring and examining for many years, and should be a fascinating look at how thinking in the community is evolving.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI


Licensing Privacy: Views from Library Leadership
October 13, 2021 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Danielle Cooper, Ithaka S+R; Facilitator: Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This webinar shares findings from interviews with library leaders about how privacy concerns inform their negotiations and agreements with vendors. Danielle Cooper, Manager of Collaborations and Research at Ithaka S+R, conducted semi-structured interviews with library administrative leaders as well as exploratory interviews with librarians who support license negotiations. Through these findings, we better understand how library leaders prioritize privacy as well how privacy decisions are delegated in library organizations. A companion report will be published following the webinar.

This work was undertaken as a component of the Mellon-supported Licensing Privacy project, which aims to improve how licensing terms are leveraged by academic libraries to advocate for patron privacy. The goal is to effect change in third-party platform practices in order to bring them into alignment with library values of privacy, confidentiality, and respect for user control over their usage data. Future webinars will focus on evaluating contract language and privacy policies, understanding authentication and authorization frameworks, and best practices in handling user data.

To attend the webinar and/or receive a notice when the recording is available, please register at: .  

Additional information about the Licensing Privacy project is available online at:

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