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DLF Technologies of Surveillance Working Group (ToS)

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OVERVIEW The Technologies of Surveillance Working Group was formed at the end of the 2017 DLF Forum by Yasmeen Shorish and Shea Swauger. This group came out of the Surveyance or Surveillance? Working Lunch at the Forum and is dedicated to interrogating our relationships with data collection technologies. Libraries are increasingly investing in systems that can track and correlate user behavior. Th...


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  • Instruction and Outreach

    This sub-group investigates effective outreach and instruction strategies for our communities on topic related to data collection and privacy.

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  • Professional Research Ethics

    This sub-group will investigate surveillance ethics in library-based research.

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  • Advocacy

    This sub-group will investigate how to resist administrative pressure to surrender library data to campus and/or engage in privacy-damaging assessment...

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  • Vendor-Built Systems

    This sub-group investigates the systems that libraries purchase or lease, such as an ILS or databases.

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  • DLF ToS Library-Built Systems

    This sub-group investigates the systems that libraries create, such as open source repositories.

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