How do public libraries enter the digital world and stay true to their mission while protecting the privacy of their patrons online? The Wall Street Journal sat down with New York Public Library Chief Digital Officer Tony Ageh to find out. Unlike other databases, the NYPL doesn't store personal data about users even though their website receives 300,000 visits a week and offers a digital library of 1.7 million e-books. When asked what the library keeps in terms of data, Ageh responded with, "We keep huge amounts. We just don't keep any data about you." (Registration may be required to access this article.)
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