*Wrestling with Issues of User Authentication and Access? You Cannot Afford
to Miss This NISO Event.* *Engage with Your Peers in Crafting the Best
Possible Solution!*

*Digital Libraries: Authentication, Access & Security for Information
*The Grand, *225 N Charles St,
*May 22-23, 2018*

Here's what some of our speakers will be addressing across the two-day

*Trust Federations: What We Have InCommon*
*Confirmed Speaker:* Ann West, Associate Vice President, Trust & Identity,
Trust Federations were founded over 15 years ago to enable access to
collaboration and related services to support the academic mission. Early
on, librarians drove a multi-year effort to engage publishers to move away
from IP to federated access and developed many of the access-to-content
approaches that we commonly use today. Fast forward to 2018 and Trust
Federations are indeed serving outreach, teaching and learning, and
research and scholarship missions, involving a rich set of stakeholders.
Why is that important to libraries? This session will discuss the use cases
that Trust Federations support and provide some grist and context for the
discussion that follows.

*What if Libraries Designed RA21?*
*Confirmed Speaker:* Jeremy Frumkin
Executive Director, Research Technologies, University of Arizona
Resource Allocation for the 21st Century (
states that it is an "initiative aimed at optimizing protocols across key
stakeholder groups, with a goal of facilitating a seamless user experience
for consumers of scientific communication". More specifically, RA21 focuses
on the areas of network security and user privacy, and even more
specifically, it really tries to focus on user authorization and
authentication. RA21 is an effort that originated from the publishing
industry, and has engaged libraries through the mechanism of NISO. This
talk looks at the goals of RA21 and imagines what the effort might look
like had it originated from the library community, with follow-up
engagement with publishers and other resource providers.

*Exploring identity and library resource access management at a large
public research university.*
*Confirmed Speaker:* Todd Digby
Department Chair, Library Information Technology, University of Florida
This session will provide an overview of the current state of library
resource access at the University of Florida. This will include examining
the challenges of providing a robust and low barrier experience for both
off-campus and on-campus users. Additionally, this session explore how
campus-wide identity management efforts are influencing the approaches
being used by the library in providing access to electronic resources.

*Authentication and Access of Licensed Content in Ohio: A Summary*
*Confirmed Speakers*: Amy Pawlowski
Deputy Director, Ohiolink, and Mark Beadles
Chief Information Security Officer OARnet
OhioLINK has been purchasing electronic content on behalf of member
libraries for over 20 years. In this capacity, OhioLINK has been helping
our member libraries access licensed content in a variety of scenarios. To
better understand the different technology circumstances at each of our
institutions, OhioLINK recently surveyed member libraries. The survey
included questions about authentication methods currently in place as well
as libraries' relationships with their campus IT department. Presented by
Amy Pawlowski and Mark Beadles, this presentation will cover the results of
the survey and outline areas where implementing a new method of
authentication will be a challenge (technically and contractually) for
libraries and their campus as a whole.

*In Defense of the Proxy ServerConfirmed Speaker:* Cody Hanson
Director, Web Development, University of Minnesota

A discussion of the benefits libraries gain from direct control of
authorization and authentication to licensed electronic resources through
management of a proxy server. Topics will include privacy, security,
business intelligence, and user experience.

Attend this *NISO Connections Live* event and be an active participant in
ensuring that any recommended set of solutions are based upon library
principles and goals, with regard to privacy, interoperability and
unencumbered access.

This event is intended to bring together the broadest possible spectrum of
stakeholders from the information community to address every group's
concerns. The complexity of satisfying the needs of all constituencies
deserves an intensive face-to-face discussion and *your* voice is needed.

*Housing Accommodations:* All attendees are responsible for their own hotel
reservations. There is no room block associated with the event. Convenient
accommodations may be found at:

   - Embassy Suites Inner Harbor
   - Lord Baltimore Hotel

   - Brookshire Suites Inner Harbor

To register by credit card for this on-site event, use this link

*NISO Member Rates* (Voting and LSA Members, verify your status here
Regular: $475.00 -- *Rate held through event dates*

*Non Member Rates*
Regular $525.00 -- *Rate held through event dates*

*Student:* $325.00

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