Digital Security, Part Two: Protecting Library Resources From Piracy


About This Webinar

In our connected environment, security is tremendously important element of any system.  Institutions large and small have been targets of attack and libraries are a significant vector of approach for some institutions, because of their bias toward access and sharing of resources. In addition to personal information about patrons, library systems contain a variety of valuable information and provide gateways to numerous other resources.  All of these realities require information specialists to be aware of potential risks and how to address them. 

This two-part webinar program will focus on what best practice activities libraries should be implementing to ensure that their services are protected and secure.  Part one of this webinar will be focused on management of internal systems and methods of securing library systems and the data that they hold. 

The second session of this program will be focused on the issue of privacy and methods for protecting content from unauthorized distribution, including digital rights management systems, social DRM, and other approaches to preventing piracy.

Event Sessions

Security Lessons Learned from an EZproxy Administrator


OCLC's EZproxy maintains a significant market share in library resource security, authentication, and access. In this presentation Paul Butler will review EZproxy's security features and use his experience as an EZproxy administrator to discuss security tips, tools, and techniques that can be useful for both EZproxy and other authentication systems. This presentation will also provide publishers and vendors a better sense of EZproxy's security features. Paul is hopeful that with better knowledge of the systems in use libraries, publishers, and vendors can further the conversation, work together, and make resources more secure while maintaining accessibility and privacy.

Do You Know Your Privacy Risks?


Protecting privacy is inescapably tied to library technology, due to the almost universal use of technology to collect, store, process, and utilize personal information in the pursuit of library goals. Do you know how to identify the privacy risks inherent in your operations, your services, and your strategic initiatives? In this presentation, you will learn how to use privacy harms to identify your risks, and then how to use privacy principles to identify solutions to mitigate those risks.

Protecting Your Libraries' Resources


Blake Carver

Senior Systems Administrator
LYRASIS Technology Services

Libraries are target rich environments. We exist to enable access to information, yet we must also be able to control and limit that access. Our libraries are full of hardware, databases, patron information and various other things that are of value. These things are bought, sold and traded, they are the currency of the underground Internet economy. I will outline practical steps to help protect library content and prevent unauthorized access and piracy.

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