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

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 8: Geek Speak
Wednesday 10 February 2016, 11:25 - 11:55
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2016-proceedings/vala2016-session-8-rundle

Hugh Rundle

Brimbank Libraries, Vic

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Abstract

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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