Wednesday, November 8 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Personalization, Privacy, and the Pressure to Upgrade Authentication – A Conundrum? Or Perhaps a Win-Win?

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There are pressures from many angles to change the way library patrons authenticate to online resources. A mix of security concerns and challenges with recognizing off-site users have already driven many universities to make dramatic changes. Vendors and publishers are advocating for the rest to adapt to new realities. This panel will explore the upside and the downside of these changes, including expertise from the technology side, and observations from a library which has met the challenge head on. A discussion of the privacy risks and personalization opportunities related to authentication options will also be included.

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Scott Ahlberg

Chief Operations Officer, Reprints Desk /Research Solutions
Scott has decades of experience in content, document delivery, and startup businesses, starting with Dynamic Information (EbscoDoc) in the 1980s, and later as an executive at Infotrieve. He has served in various roles at Reprints Desk since 2006, providing his expertise in operational... Read More →
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Elizabeth Leonard

Asst. Dean, Seton Hall University
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Joshua Pyle

VP, Technology and Innovation, Atypon Systems
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Andy Sanford

Senior Product Strategist, EBSCO Information Services

Wednesday November 8, 2017 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401