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Digital Odyssey 2016: Privacy in Public: Implications for Libraries
Friday June 10, 2016| Location: Hamilton Public Library, Central Library, Hamilton   

Technology has become an integral part of our lives, and has made it easier than ever to find and share information online. Ever wonder what this easy access means for your patrons’ privacy? What information is shared when we access online databases, collections, or install the latest app on our smartphones? Do you struggle to raise awareness about the importance of protecting your privacy? At this year’s Digital Odyssey, we’ll be tackling these issues and more. In addition to presentations from experts in the field, we’re thrilled to announce that Alison Macrina from the Library Freedom Project will be leading a hands on workshop to teach us about privacy tools. Come to Digital Odyssey to learn about the latest privacy issues and take away tips and tricks that you can put to work in your library, whether it’s an academic, public, school or special library.

This year we’ll be meeting at the beautiful Central Library branch of the Hamilton Public Library. The Central Library is easily accessed by public transit (it’s only a short walk from the Hamilton Go Station) and public parking is also available in the vicinity. We hope to see you there!

Time Format Topic Who  Materials
9:15-9:30 Chaos Welcome, find a spot, agenda All  
9:30-10:30 Keynote Something to Hide, Something to Fear: Securing Our Privacy in a Digital Age
Laura Tribe, Digital Rights Specialist, OpenMedia
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Interactive Presentation (Bring your laptop!) Privacy Badges for your Patrons!
Karen Louise Smith, Brock University
Karen Louise Smith
12:00-1:15 Lunch & OLA AGM      
1:15-2:15 Short presentations (15 mins each)   Myron Groover (McMaster University) Dan Scott (Laurentian University) Michel Castagné (University of Ottawa) Myron Groover
Dan Scott

Michel Castagné
2:15-3:00 Workshop Tools to Thwart Surveillance!
Alison Macrina, Library Freedom Project Alison Macrina (Page 1) (Page 2)
3:00-3:15 Break      
3:15-4:15 Workshop, continued Tools to Thwart Surveillance!
Alison Macrina, Library Freedom Project  
4:15-4:30 Closing remarks & discussion      


The OLA Board of Directors has established a modest travel fund to ensure members of the association have opportunities to participate in OLA programs despite geographical barriers.
Please see this link for details (you'll need to scroll down the page a bit)


Sponsors and Exhibitors

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at Digital Odyssey please download the event prospectus 

Cancellation Policy

Registrations will be reimbursed at 100% until 30 days prior to the event; 50% until 15 days prior and will not be reimbursed at all within 14 days of the event. Registration can be transferred to another staff member at any point during the registration process. Please email your cancellation or transfer requests to .