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LG-73-18-0100-18

Montana State University, Inc
Fiscal Year: 
2018
Award: 
$100,000.00
City: 
Bozeman
State: 
MT
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Categories: 
National Digital Platform - National Forum

Montana State University Library seeks to hold a forum based on the topics of web privacy and web analytics involving librarians, library administrators, systems developers, product designers, user experience designers, lawyers, technologists, and privacy researchers. The forum hopes to address the several questions, including: What responsibility to libraries have to explain to users of library websites how their information will be used? Given that usage measurements are necessary to communicate value and improve services, how can libraries continue to report web analytics while also protecting users' privacy? Can traditional library values be compatible with contemporary web analytics? Why haven't more libraries implemented alternatives to Google Analytics? How can libraries use web analytics while respecting and protecting user privacy? This forum will help build consensus and develop an agenda for implementing values-driven web analytics across a spectrum of public, academic, community college, tribal, school, and special libraries.

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