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October is a busy month! Celebrated this month are National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Open Access Week. Read on to learn more about how you can increase data security, and learn more about supporting "Open Access" to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research which have direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.
— Bruce Taggart, Vice Provost


Events

OCT The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
4:00pm
21
OCT Keeping Those Digital Skeletons in the Closet
4:10pm
22
OCT How to Win a Research Prize
4:10pm
23
OCT Book Traces
1:20pm
27
OCT Digitization and the Nineteenth-Century Book: Traces in the...
4:10pm
27
NOV Nineteenth-Century Underground Literature
12:10pm
12

Exhibits

Dream Catchers, by Lehigh's Art, Architecture, and Design Club
Now - October 2014

American Innovation: Special Collections Fall exhibit
Now - December 19, 2014


LTS Seminars

Over 20 seminars are scheduled for the fall. Learn more about LTS Seminars


LTS Stat

400,000
emails identified as malware with even more identified as spam sent to our mail server daily

Apple, Breaches, Pumpkin PII

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Who's not secure?... Holler "I"! Well, it seems lots of organizations have spent the year playing hide-and-seek with the computer hacker and many are still struggling with finding an effective strategy for data security and personal privacy. As we settle into October, and names more befitting of a Halloween horror movie like Rescator, HeartBleed, and ShellShock make the rounds in the media, computer hackers have harvested a cornucopia of passwords, bushels of personal information, and a bumper crop of credit card data... read more


Phishing for Phun!

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To raise awareness about National Security Awareness Month, LTS is sponsoring a Phishing "Phun" Quiz with a prize drawing for two $100 gift cards (one for students, one for faculty/staff/retirees). Winners will be selected from the pool of quiz-takers that score 100% on the quiz. The quiz will be available on 10/15/14 at www.lehigh.edu/go/phish -- as well as on the phishing page of LTS Alerts, on the LTS Facebook page, and on LTS's Twitter.... read more


Open Access Week - Should information be free?

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Should information be free? Advocates of open access believe that information should be freely available for scholars to use to create new knowledge and to make new discoveries. Opponents of open access consider information to be intellectual property that should have the same protections from theft or appropriation as physical property. Not sure where you stand on this issue and want to learn more? To celebrate International Open Access week, the Lehigh University Libraries are sponsoring a screening of The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz... read more


Lehigh Faculty Authors Reception

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On Thursday, September 11, 2014, the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries hosted its third annual "Harvest of Ideas" reception for faculty who had a book published during the previous year. Melody Weisman, President of the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries and Bruce Taggart, Vice Provost for Library and Technology Services, presided over the celebration. An undergraduate string quartet that included Casey Hofstaedter, David Turk, Michelle Fedun and Max Watkins provided music. Faculty honored and their book titles included... read more

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