Digital Identity

Kimberley Barker, MLIS

Kimberley Barker, MLIS, is a Librarian for Digital Life working in the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library at the University of Virginia.  She holds a BA in English Literature from Furman University, and a MLIS from the University of South Carolina. With over 18 years of experience as a librarian, writer, and presenter Kimberley is enthusiastic about the opportunity to communicate important information in clean, concise, and easy to understand ways.  She has written and presented (in person and digitally) on topics which include digital privacy, the Internet of Things, presentation design, online identity, reputation management, altmetrics, augmented reality, virtual reality and data vizualization.

Digital Identity: Understanding; Protecting and Knowing its Importance

In this byte digital identity is discussed alongside important considerations to bear in mind when engaging with Social Media including FaceBook, Twitter, journal clubs etc.  Key elements of how to build a healthy online digital identity are discussed alongside issues to consider and tools such as Altmetrics and Orcid.

At the end of this professional development byte you will understand what is digital identity and apply strategies to manage your digital life.

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Digital Identity: Understanding: Protecting and Knowing its Importance (CME Link)

Digital Identity: Understanding; Protecting and Knowing its Importance


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Release Date:  August 1, 2018

Expiration Date: July 31, 2021

Kimberley Barker has disclosed she has no relevant financial relationships