Two-Part Webinar: Identity Management and Talking to Your Organization's IT Group


About this Two Part Webinar

Identity Management and Authentication Strategies, Part One:

Organizations and institutions holding licensed content or other sensitive forms of data -- regardless of whether the data may be hosted in a library or in a proprietary service or platform setting -- must do so with the intent of minimizing any risk of leakage or unauthorized incursion by third parties. One solution consistently put forward in recent years is the use of federated identity management systems. An application verifies the user’s right to interact with a particular system by engaging with another system storing individual credentials and the various access rights associated with those credentials. 

However, depending upon the institution’s role and resources, hesitation may arise about the trustworthiness of such federated identity systems. This roundtable will feature discussion by a variety of stakeholders (chief technology officers, information professionals, producers of content and service providers) to talk about available system options, their reliability and the benefits gained in their use.

Confirmed participants in this initial roundtable discussion include: Mark Bilby, Scholarly Communications Librarian, California State University - Fullerton; Tim Lloyd, CEO, Liblynx; Amy Pawlowski, Deputy Director and eResource Licensing Coordinator, OHIO Link; Mark A. Beadles, Chief Information Security Officer, OARnet; Laura Paglione, Partner, Spherical Cow Group; Todd Digby, Chair Library Technology, University of Florida; Phil Leahy, Services Relationship Manager, OpenAthens.

Talking to Your Organization’s IT Group When You’re Not an IT Person, Part Two:

Libraries may not always be blessed with their own dedicated information technology unit. Those lucky enough to have such internal access are in a better position to discuss complex issues, such as those surrounding identity management and authentication. But what if you or your colleagues are dependent upon an external IT group, one that has different professional priorities? What might be the best tips and tricks for communicating library needs and concerns to those IT groups? They may be using the same vocabulary but associating a different definition with the terminology. This event will be a roundtable discussion between professionals with the intent of easing those exchanges in order to reach shared goals. 

Confirmed participants in this second roundtable discussion include: Tim Lloyd, CEO, Liblynx; Tracy Tolliver, Director, Library IT, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Todd Digby, Chair Library Technology, University of Florida; Heidi Becker, Senior Product Specialist & Engagement Manager, Dimensions, Digital Science; Jennifer Leffler, Interim Assistant Dean of Libraries, University of Northern Colorado. 

Part 1 of this Webinar, Identity Management and Authentication Strategies, will be held on Wednesday January 15, 2020. Visit this page to see speaker abstracts.

Part 2 of this Webinar, Talking to Your Organization’s IT Group When You’re Not an IT Person, will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Visit this page to see speaker abstracts.

Additional Information

  • NOTE: Members of NISO automatically receive sign-on credentials for both halves of this two-part event as a member benefit. There is no need to register separately. Check your institutional membership status here.

  • Cancellations made by January 8, 2020 will receive a refund, less a $35 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.

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  • Speaker presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to this event webpage following the live broadcast.

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For Online Events

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