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Ohio State University Library Colloquium: “Is Library User Privacy still Paramount in the 2.0 Era?”

I’ve been invited by the Ohio State University Libraries to contribute to an ongoing campus-wide series of Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society (COMPAS). This year’s theme is “Public/Private“, and I will be presenting today on the topic  “Is Library User Privacy still Paramount in the 2.0 Era?”. Abstract and slides are below. Traditionally, the context […]

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Banned Books Week 2013: “How Libraries Fight for Free Speech, Freedom from Surveillance, & Democratic Values”

To kick off 2013 Banned Books Week, the UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies and UWM’s Center for Information Policy Research is partnering with the Milwaukee Public Library to host a special lecture by Barbara Jones, Director of the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom: CANARIES IN THE COAL MINE: How Libraries Fight for Free Speech, Freedom from Surveillance, and Democratic Values September 22, 2013 […]

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Call for Papers: The Digital Future of Education

[Deadline extended to December 31 - details below] Along with Johannes Britz, I am co-editing a special issue of the International Review of Information Ethics on the topic of “The Digital Future of Education”. The full call for papers is below, and available here. Abstract submission deadline is November 1, 2013. International Review of Information Ethics The Digital […]

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New Publications on Privacy and Library 2.0

I’m pleased to announce two recent publications of my work exploring the implications of Library 2.0 platforms and applications for patron privacy. These represent early thinking on this complex relationship between privacy and web-based delivery of library services, and I intend to continue investigating this through a multidisciplinary assessment of the motivations, design, deployment, and impact […]

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Technologies of Choice

Information Society Series: Technologies of Choice?

I’m very pleased to announce that the fifth book in the MIT Press collection “Information Society Series” I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: Technologies of Choice? ICTs, Development, and the Capabilities Approach Dorothea Kleine Information and communication technologies (ICTs)–especially the Internet and the mobile phone–have changed the lives of people all over […]

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Open Access Day at UWM with Dr. Victoria Stodden (Feb 8, 2013)

In its continued support of Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research, the UW-Milwaukee Open Access Task Force invites the campus community to join us for a day of open access activities: keynote talk featuring Dr. Victoria Stodden professional panel discussion on open access on campus launch of the new UWM Digital […]

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Chronicle: “As Libraries Go Digital, Sharing of Data Is at Odds With Tradition of Privacy”

The Chronicle of Higher Education has published an excellent article by Marc Parry on “As Libraries Go Digital, Sharing of Data Is at Odds With Tradition of Privacy,” noting that as libraries are beginning to collect and share patron data to build tools for recommending and discovering books, important concerns over patron privacy emerge, which […]

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International Symposium on Internet Ethics presentation: "Internet Ethics Issues and Action in the United States"

Next week I will be a featured speaker at the first “International Symposium on Internet Ethics” hosted by the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) and Korea Society of Internet Ethics (KSIE). Alongside other international representatives, I will be presenting a talk on “Internet Ethics Issues and Action in the United States,” where I outline […]

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iConference 2012: The ethical (re)design of the Google Books project

I’m currently in Toronto, Canada for iConference 2012, presented by the iSchools organization, a worldwide collective of 33 Information Schools. The theme of the conference is “Culture-Design-Society”, and I will be presenting a paper titled “The ethical (re)design of the Google Books project”. The paper is available in the ACM digital library; the abstract and […]

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Call for papers: Ethics of Secrecy

Along with Daniel Nagel and Matthias Rath, I am co-editing a special issue of the International Review of Information Ethics on the topic of “Ethics of Secrecy”. The full call for papers is below, and available here. Abstract submission deadline is January 15, 2012. Ethics of Secrecy Call for Papers for Vol. 17 (07/2012) Deadline […]

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