ATG News You Need to Start the Week 3/25/19

by | Mar 25, 2019 | 0 comments


Citing Digital Trends infoDOCKET reports that “free movie streaming site Kanopy has suffered a significant data leak, according to security researcher Justin Paine. Due to an unprotected web log database, which could be publicly accessed without authentication of any kind, Paine believes that the company has been leaking “roughly 26-40 million log lines per day beginning March 7th.”

Though Kanopy has now fixed the problem, the exposed data contained a great deal of information about the people who use the service to stream content…”

infoDOCKET also reports that “developed with UCISA, Jisc’s new report, digital leadership in HE: improving student experience and optimising service delivery: addresses these questions, using a survey of 50 UK university leaders and interviews/focus groups with 25 HEI (Higher Education Institutions) Direct to Full Text Report.

Publishing Perspectives reports that “as the shortlists for the books-of-the-year 2019 “Nibbies,” as they’re known, are released today (March 22), Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller, which owns and stages the awards program, is quoted in a prepared statement, saying, “The shortlists this year showcase the breadth of talent available to publishers in the UK, after a year in which international writers such as Leila Slimani, Heather Morris, Sally Rooney, and Tomi Adeyemi have shown that there is a real hunger for stories, well-told, that originate elsewhere but reflect back on us…”

According to KnowledgeSpeak “a new partnership between Reprints Desk, Inc. and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) now enhances the research experience for academic and government users of EBSCO Discovery ServiceTM (EDS). Reprints Desk’s Article Galaxy solution has been integrated with the EDS platform to streamline the discovery-to-delivery user journey for mutual customers…”

Library Technology Guides reports that “data science company Altmetric and leading multidisciplinary science journal Nature will receive funding from the Google Digital News Innovation Fund to build a novel tool for measuring the impact of journalism.

In addition, infoDOCKET notes that the University of Florida George A. Smathers Library has unveiled the Joel Buchanan Archive of African American Oral History. “The Joel Buchanan Archive of African American Oral History will be one of the largest digital public access collections of oral histories in the United States,” said Stephanie Birch, the African American Studies librarian at UF. “It will be large in size and broad in scope.” The collection of oral histories in the archives is available here.

InfoDOCKETalso reports that the “Oregon’s public collection of more than 2,400 artworks acquired and commissioned since 1975 is now featured on a searchable website for all to view…”




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