• University of Alberta libraries reject (some) non-disclosure clauses in contracts

    by  • September 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    To promote openness and fairness among libraries that license scholarly resources, the University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) will no longer enter into vendor contracts that require non-disclosure of pricing information or other information that does not constitute a trade secret. All new and renewed licenses submitted with non-disclosure or confidentiality clauses will not be...

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    Complete archive of Partisan Review now online

    by  • September 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Partisan Review

    Founded in 1934 , Partisan Review magazine was one of the most significant cultural literary journals in the U.S. Throughout its 69-year history (with a brief interregnum in November 1936 to Nov. 1937), Partisan Review editors and contributors have viewed critically both liberal and conservative agendas. Apart from an early connection to the Communist...

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    Harper Collins starts watermarking eBooks

    by  • September 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    This week HarperCollins and anti-piracy company Digimarc announced the debut of a new ebook watermarking system to enable the identification of leak points in the company’s supply chain. TorrentFreak caught up with the publisher to learn about its new anti-piracy solution and its overall anti-piracy strategy… Called Guardian Watermarking for Publishing, the system embeds...

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    Tuesday Tech Tip: Can I Run This Game on My Computer?

    by  • September 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Thanks to John Porter for this week’s tech tip. Can I run Watch Dogs, Battlefield 4, DayZ, League of Legends, Call of Duty Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed IV, FIFA 15, Counter-Strike, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Crysis 3 or Grand Theft Auto IV? Does my computer meet the minimum or recommended requirements for The Elder Scrolls V:...

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    WordPress proactively reacts to Gmail passwords leak

    by  • September 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Bravo WordPress! This week, a group of hackers released a list of about 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords. This list was not generated as a result of an exploit of WordPress.com, but since a number of emails on the list matched email addresses associated with WordPress.com accounts, we took steps to protect our...

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    Those poor books

    by  • September 13, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Sure, I’ve seen plenty of hotels and bars that have lined their shelves with worthless old books just to give the impression of intelligence and sophistication. But what is the logic behind this in the post-remodeled Cornhusker Marriott?

    Those poor books