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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The following is reposted from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s website

NEW YORK, November 1, 2016  -- The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Digital Preservation Coalition announced the formation of a Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives. The task force is charged with assessing current frameworks, tools, and approaches being taken toward these critical historical sources. Christopher Prom, assistant university archivist/Andrew S. G. Turyn Endowed Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Kate Murray, IT specialist in the Technology Policy Directorate at the Library of Congress, will serve as cochairs of the task force.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

SUL Rosette

In an article published September 26, 2016, University IT announced a new agreement between University IT, the School of Humanities & Sciences, and SLAC with Gartner Research that will offer all faculty, staff, and students free access to authoritative Gartner Research through a streamlined Stanford portal.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

SUL Rosette

The Library of Congress, the California Digital Library, the University of North Texas Libraries, the Internet Archive, George Washington University Libraries, Stanford University Libraries and the U.S. Government Publishing Office comprise a team racing time to archive Obama administration websites, as reported in the magazine GCN: “With the end of the Obama presidency nearing, web archivists are working to document federal government websites and social media content before they transition to the new administration on Jan. 20, 2017.”

Read: Archiving Obama administration websites for digital posterity

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SUL Rosette

Stanford University IT
August 29, 2016

A mechanism used by sophisticated hackers to gain comprehensive access to Apple iOS devices, including the ability to eavesdrop on all communications, was recently disclosed. All Stanford community members are urged to upgrade their devices to iOS version 9.3.5 as soon as possible to prevent compromise. To upgrade your device, go to: Settings => General => Software Update.

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