VALA2016 Session 8 Rundle

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Building a richly-featured library management platform that puts patron privacy first, using Meteor and Mylar

Wednesday 10 February 2016, 11:25 – 11:55
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Hugh Rundle

Brimbank Libraries, Vic

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Professional discourse amongst librarians has long emphasised the importance of user privacy, yet modern library systems have weak privacy protections and poor data security practices. This paper presents a conceptual model for a library circulation system, using the open source encryption software Mylar. The system would provide control over assets for libraries, whilst also allowing patrons to borrow anonymously and access private and secure enriched discovery services.


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