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Friday, November 7 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Privacy in the Digital Age: Publishers, Libraries and Higher Education

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Slides from Helen Cullyer
Slides from Tracy Mitrano

Universities and colleges are collecting and analyzing increasing quantities of personal digital data about their faculty, students and staff, while academic publishers and libraries are beginning to track the online behavior of consumers and users of scholarly resources. On the one hand, these activities are essential tools for institutions and organizations as they strive to diversify their workforces and / or student populations, improve educational, student, and library services, and enhance the marketing and discoverability of scholarly resources. On the other hand, the amount of personal digital data that is now being collected raises a number of concerns about the privacy of individuals. What sorts of data are being collected? To whom are those data made available? How are they being used? And how could they be misused? The aims of this session are to identify some of the most pressing privacy issues facing higher education and in particular the scholarly communications ecosystem; and to begin a discussion about how academic institutions, libraries, academic presses, and funders can work together to develop systems, policies and standards that protect individuals' privacy but enable organizations and institutions to collect and analyze personal data so that they can fulfill their missions more effectively.

Moderators
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Joseph J. Esposito

President, Processed Media
I am a management consultant working in the area of publishing, especially scholarly publishing, and digital media. I work with for-profit and not-for-profit companies. Most of my clients are CEOs or Boards of Directors, whom I advise on strategy. My aim is to help organizations make decisions. Good decisions cost more.

Speakers
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Todd Carpenter

Executive Director, National Information Standards Organization
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Helen Cullyer

Program Officer in Scholarly Communications, Mellon Foundation
Helen Cullyer is program officer in the Scholarly Communications Program of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation  She works closely with Senior Program Officer Donald J. Waters on developing new grantmaking initiatives and reviewing grant proposals in the areas of scholarly publication, preservation, and access and library services.  She also works with program staff on the evaluation and assessment of grant-funded projects.  Ms... Read More →
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Tracy Mitrano

Director of IT Policy and Institute for Computer Policy and Law, Cornell University
Tracy Mitrano is the director of IT Policy and Institute for Computer Policy and Law. Currently she is on the boards of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education, Teach Privacy, Cornell Daily Sun (the independent student newspaper at Cornell University), the Tompkins County Broadband Committee, Tompkins County Public Library and is co-chair of the Hawkins Leadership Roundtable for EDUCAUSE. A graduate and faculty member... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 11:30am - 12:15pm
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites 337 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403