Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues, and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2019 for more information.
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Monday, April 8 • 5:45pm - 6:15pm
4.1 Of Data, Ethics, and Leadership: Building a National Roadmap for Web Privacy and Web Analytics

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This session will report on the activities and findings from the National Forum on Web Privacy and Web Analytics, an Institute of Museum and Library Services-funded project that brought together 40 librarians, technologists, and privacy researchers from across the US and Canada to critically address library values and practices related to web analytics. Libraries have historically offered safe spaces of intellectual freedom, but the widespread implementation of third-party analytics may conflict with our commitments to privacy. With these challenges in mind, our Forum essentially asked, ""How can libraries implement privacy-focused, values-driven analytics practices?"" This presentation will provide an overview of our National Forum and its results, including discussion of key challenges, staff skills, and partners for enhancing privacy on the web. We will also focus on generating dialogue and energizing leadership within the CNI community, especially regarding analytics needs and tools, implementation approaches, and practical strategies for achieving privacy.


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Sara Mannheimer

Data Management Librarian, Montana State University
As Data Librarian at Montana State University, I facilitate research data management and sharing, and I promote digital scholarship using library collections and “big data” sources. My research focuses on data management practices, data discovery, digital preservation, and the... Read More →
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Jason Clark

Head, Library Informatics & Computing, Montana State University
Head, Library Informatics & ComputingMontana State University (MSU) Library
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Scott Young

User Experience & Assessment Librarian, Montana State University
Scott W. H. Young is an Associate Professor and User Experience & Assessment Librarian at Montana State University, focusing on service design, participatory design, library assessment, and professional ethics.

Monday April 8, 2019 5:45pm - 6:15pm
Ballroom-Salon II

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