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Privacy and personalization in the library (infographic)

How can libraries implement privacy-first personalization

What is privacy-first approach and how can libraries leverage privacy-first personalization? Learn about it in a new infographic.

What is privacy-first approach and how can libraries leverage it? Learn it in a new infographic.

Personalization is a way to conveniently and quickly use online services. The only problem is that the more personalization you get, the less privacy you keep.

That’s why the most important thing is to find the right balance between personalization and privacy. Obviously, the best possible solution would be to go full steam towards personalization without losing a tiny bit of privacy.

EBSCO, an online resource center with research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, and ebooks for libraries, has released an interesting infographic that takes a closer look at how to combine personalization and privacy to meet growing needs of library patrons.

The company suggest the privacy-first approach. It allows users to access information without fear and protects the library and its users from breaches of data.

Such an approach, besides complying with online standards (naming only GDPR), builds trust – and it’s where libraries can be seen as a trusted source of information for all.

EBSCO lists a few ways libraries can leverage privacy-first personalization:

  • Enable patrons to create personalized accounts at their discretion
  • Automate the ability for users to delete personal accounts and have their account data forgotten
  • Comply with privacy standards and share this message with your users

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Privacy and personalization in libraries - full infographic

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