Digital Libraries: Authentication, Access & Security for Information Resources

About this Event

Authentication and access control is a critical aspect of the existing infrastructure that provides library subscribers and their patrons with the digital materials delivered by the publishing community.  Currently, users face a complex and frequently confusing authentication processes when attempting to log into library resources, particularly when users are working outside of a library or institutional network. A number of work-around solutions have been implemented to address issues caused by IP-authentication, such as proxy servers, but each work-around presents its own set of issues and concerns. This event is intended to bring together the information community to discuss the means by which the community may be able to simplify the user experience while still preserving necessary privacy and security protections for all stakeholders. Attend this NISO Live Connections event and be an active participant in ensuring that any recommended set of solutions are based upon library principles and goals, such as privacy, interoperability and unencumbered access.

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Heather Flanagan, Academic Pilot Coordinator, RA21
  • Jeremy Frumkin, Executive Director, Research Technologies, University of Arizona
  • Don Hamparian, Senior Product Manager, OCLC
  • Phil Leahy, Service Provider Relationship Manager, OpenAthens
  • Tim Lloyd, CEO, Liblynx
  • Judy Luther, President, Informed Strategies
  • Ann West, Associate Vice President, Trust & Identity, Internet2
  • Todd Digby, Chair, Library Information Technology, University of Florida
  • Rich Wenger, E-Resources Systems Manager, MIT
  • Cody Hanson, Director, Web Development, University of Minnesota
  • Amy PawlowskiDeputy Director, OhioLINK
  • Theda M. Schwing, Catalog Coordinator, OhioLINK

Other Names TBA

Preliminary Agenda

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast (Provided)

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome & Introductions

9:15 a.m. -- 10:00 a.m. Keynote Presentation 

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break 

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Foundational Technologies Panel

12:00 noon - 1:15 p.m. Lunch  (Provided)

1:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Series of Presentations by Libraries:

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Library One Presentation – Statewide System 

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Library Two Presentation – Research Institution/Endowment

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Networking Break 

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Library Three Presentation – Private Teaching College 

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.   Library Four Presentation – Virtual Campus 

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.  Ask Anything Roundtable Wrap-Up 

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Sponsor Reception 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

8:00 a.m. -- 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast (Provided)

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.  Re-Statement of Previous Day’s Discussions: What Concerns Emerge?

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. RA21 As Potential Solution

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Establishing Priorities (Small Group Discussions)

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.  Networking Break

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.  Small Groups Report Back

10:45 a.m. -- 11:45 a.m. Barriers to adoption

11:45 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Provided)

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Developing A Collaborative Solution in I/AM

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Small Groups Break-Out

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Small Groups Report Back

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Networking Break 

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Closing Technology Talk on Identify Verification, Anonymity, Privacy, & Surveillance in Digital Information Environments

4:15 p.m.  - 4:25 p.m. 


Additional Information

  • Cancellations made by May 4, 2018 will receive a refund, less a $35 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.

  • If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact to provide alternate contact information.

  • Conference presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to this event webpage following the live conference.