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Scott W.H. Young

Scott W.H. Young

User Experience & Assessment Librarian, Montana State University
Scott W. H. Young is an Assistant Professor and User Experience & Assessment Librarian at Montana State University. His work focuses on user-centered design, participatory design, library assessment and professional ethics.

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The digital information environment means that users engage with content and services in ways that the assessment community is still trying to identify and understand. New and nuanced metrics can help tell a deeper story of impact for libraries. In this session, we will examine the complex issue of data privacy and ethics in the context of library assessment, with case studies drawn from altmetrics, learning analytics, community-based assessment, ebooks, and OER. Questions that will frame our discussion include: What privacy concerns does following user data in that context raise for those responsible for assessment? What are the logistics of gathering that data? What are we collecting, and for what purpose?
Super computing is used by scientists and engineers working on complex research problems. Such investigations may involve data-intensive applications that consume enormous amounts of bandwidth and computing power. Instruction on campus is increasingly tied to learning management systems, which require seamless integration with information resources found in libraries. At the same time, libraries are expressing numerous concerns associated with digital asset and access management. Where is the institutional IT department and just how far can its resources be stretched? This virtual event will look at systems demands found on campus and offer examples of how innovative research institutions (and most particularly, their libraries) are meeting the challenges of talent-sourcing, integration, and support. The first block of speakers address the topic at a high level, the second block of speakers address specific types of computing and IT services that the library is asked to support in some fashion and the third discusses policy concerns such as privacy and ethical use of collected data.

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