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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Nineteen years before she decided to die, Nora Seed sat in the warmth of the small library at Hazeldene School in the town of Bedford. She sat at a low table staring at a chess board.
‘Nora dear, it’s natural to worry about your future,’ said the librarian, Mrs Elm, her eyes twinkling.
Mrs Elm made her first move. A knight hopping over the neat row of white pawns. ‘Of course, you’re going to be worried about the exams. But you could be anything you want to be, Nora. Think of all that possibility. It’s exciting.’
‘Yes. I suppose it is.’
‘A whole life in front of you.’
‘A whole life.’
‘You could do anything, live anywhere. Somewhere a bit less cold and wet.’
Nora pushed a pawn forward two spaces.
It was hard not to compare Mrs Elm to her mother, who treated Nora like a mistake in need of correction. For instance, when she was a baby her mother had been so worried Nora’s left ear stuck out more than her right that she’d used sticky tape to address the situation, then disguised it beneath a woollen bonnet.
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