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Adobe Digital Editions 4.0: What you need to know

October 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

The Southern Adirondack Library System is committed to protecting the privacy of staff and members of the library community. We are concerned by the security and privacy implications of reports that Version 4.0 of Adobe Digital Editions (ADE 4.0) collects data about user reading habits and transmits this data to Adobe’s servers without encryption. This issue appears to only affect users who use ADE version 4.0 on a desktop or laptop computer for reading or managing eBooks in ePub or PDF formats.  Using reading apps on your portable device does not seem to be affected.  The Amazon Kindle (apps and readers) are not affected because Amazon uses propriety DRM to manage eBooks.
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Digital Literacy Training

October 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

The New York Library Association (NYLA) announces the last in its series of Digital Literacy train-the-trainer workshops.

Where: NYLA office, Guilderland, NY
When:   November 18, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
What:    Two sessions (morning and afternoon): one on the state-recommended digital literacy curriculum and one on how to teach the curriculum to adult learners
Who:     All library staff who interact with the public
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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 1st, 2014 · Comments Off

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a nationally recognized effort sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, to highlight the importance of cyber security.  Each week in October is dedicated to a specific cyber security theme to raise awareness across the country and to empower citizens, schools, businesses, and government to improve their cyber security preparedness.

  • Week 1 (October 1 – 3): Promoting Online Safety with the Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign (www.stopthinkconnect.org/)
  • Week 2 (October 6 – 10): Secure Development of IT Products
  • Week 3 (October 13 – 17): Critical Infrastructure and the Internet of Things
  • Week 4 (October 20 – 24): Cyber Security for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Entrepreneurs
  • Week 5 (October 27 – 31): Cyber Crime and Law Enforcement

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September is National Preparedness Month

September 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

The 2014 National Preparedness Month theme is: “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.” NPM will culminate with National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30. Throughout the month of September, the NPM website will offer valuable preparedness information to raise awareness about disasters and encourage participation on the last day of the campaign on National PrepareAthon! Day. Here are some of the resources available on the NPM website to help you get started:

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