圖書館科技報告於2019年10月號提及圖書館網站隱私保護的重要性(Library Technology Report 2019 Vol.55 No.7)

在上一篇文章「一個好的圖書館網站」中,安全性為好的圖書館網站必須具備的一項要素。在2019年10月號的圖書館科技報告中,亦有針對圖書館網站隱私保護的議題進行探討,全文由Marshall Breeding(獨立顧問、講者與作者,Library Technology Guides 與 libraries.org線上圖書館名錄的創辦者與編輯)主筆。

報告中共分為四個章節,簡介、與隱私相關的關鍵技術、當前實踐狀態及未來發展。其中強調圖書館網站使用HTTPS的重要性,也是未來網站的趨勢。篇目索引如下,可以參考全文連結

Chapter 1—Introduction

Libraries Value Privacy

Privacy versus Personalized Services

Protection of Online Information-Seeking Activities

Chapter 2—Key Technologies with Implications for Privacy

Need for Encryption of Websites

HTTPS for Identity Validation

Low Threshold of Difficulty and Expense

Advancing to HTTPS Everywhere

Meeting the HTTPS Deadline

HTTPS and Only HTTPS

Challenges in Implementing HTTPS

Mandate for Libraries

Analytics and Advertising Networks

Measuring Website Use through Analytics Services

Google Analytics

Multiple Tracking Code Options

Advertising Networks and Social Media

Chapter 3—The Current State of Practice

Methodology

Data Sources

Data Structure

Initial Data Collection and Cleanup

Automated Link Checking

Manual Spot Checking

Website Validation Script

Findings: The Current State of Practice

Chapter 4—Looking Forward

Privacy by Design

Strategies for Achieving Privacy-Respecting Services

Ongoing Research and Analysis

Additional References and Resources

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