Data Abuse: Is There a Sustainable Solution to Help Notify Users of Egregious Data Abuses?
Sunday, January 26, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Room 204-C
How can patrons easily understand the extent of data collection that results from their use of electronic resources? Often, the resource provider just wants to confirm a patron’s institutional affiliation, but some vendors require that users create an account, subscribe to a newsletter, or provide demographic information. At Cornell University Library, staff are exploring options for helping patrons easily understand data collection from electronic resources – a system that can be supported, shared, and used by all. In this discussion, we will explore our ideas so far, and seek input on how to make such a service sustainable.