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NISO Two-Part Webinar: Digital Security 

Part 1: Securing Library Systems 
Wednesday, November 9
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., EST

Part 2: Protecting Library Resources from Piracy

Wednesday, November 16

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., EST


In our connected environment, security is a tremendously important element of any system.  Institutions large and small have been targets of attack and libraries are a significant vector of approach for those attacks, because of their bias toward access and sharing of resources. In addition to personal information about patrons, library systems store a variety of valuable information and provide gateways to numerous other resources. All of these realities mean that information specialists must be aware of potential risks and how to address them. 


This two-part webinar program will focus on best practices that libraries can undertake to ensure their services are protected and secure. Part one of the webinar, scheduled for November 9, will cover management of internal systems and methods of securing library systems and the data that they hold. 


Confirmed speakers on November 9th include: Doug Goans, Department Head, Information Technology and Development, and Chris Helms, Network Support Engineer Senior, Georgia Tech LibraryBlake Carver, Senior Systems Administrator, LYRASIS Technology Services.


The second segment of this program, scheduled for November 16, will address the issue of privacy and methods for protecting content from unauthorized distribution, including digital rights management systems, social DRM, and other approaches.


Confirmed speakers on November 16th include: Paul R. Butler, MLIS, Library Technologies Support Analyst, Ball State University; Blake Carver, Senior Systems Administrator, LYRASIS Technology Services, and Merri Beth Lavignino, Chief Risk Officer, Indiana University.


For additional information, visit the NISO event page.  

Remember that NISO offers a variety of registration options. Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members will automatically receive access to both sessions of this two-part event. Non-members of NISO may register for one session or for both at a packaged rate. Access to an archived recording of the event is included in that registration fee.

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