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VPNs in the library

VPNs in the library PurposeThe purpose of this study is to examine the use of a virtual private network (VPN) as an additional protective strategy for patrons using library computers.Design/methodology/approachThis study is a literature review and commentary on this topic that has been addressed by professionals, researchers and practitioners.FindingsCredit must be given to those libraries who have made free VPN services available to their patrons, thus encouraging off-site usage of library resources through this extra layer of authentication in an effort to provide them with a trust level of privacy beyond their standard expectations. Should the library not provide such a service at present, at least an individual can add a VPN to one’s protective bag of tricks to, perhaps, in an effort to place even a limited constraint on those who would do them harm when online.Originality/valueThe value in exploring this topic is to provide some context and potential options for patrons through their use of a VPN. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information and Learning Science Emerald Publishing

VPNs in the library

Information and Learning Science , Volume 118 (11/12): 3 – Nov 13, 2017

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
2398-5348
DOI
10.1108/ILS-10-2017-0099
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this study is to examine the use of a virtual private network (VPN) as an additional protective strategy for patrons using library computers.Design/methodology/approachThis study is a literature review and commentary on this topic that has been addressed by professionals, researchers and practitioners.FindingsCredit must be given to those libraries who have made free VPN services available to their patrons, thus encouraging off-site usage of library resources through this extra layer of authentication in an effort to provide them with a trust level of privacy beyond their standard expectations. Should the library not provide such a service at present, at least an individual can add a VPN to one’s protective bag of tricks to, perhaps, in an effort to place even a limited constraint on those who would do them harm when online.Originality/valueThe value in exploring this topic is to provide some context and potential options for patrons through their use of a VPN.

Journal

Information and Learning ScienceEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 13, 2017

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