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May 2009

                                                                                       Alexander Street Press Sums Up the ’60s
                                                                                          Alexander Street Press revealed The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal
                                                                                       Narratives, 1960 to 1974, an online collection of primary sources documenting key
                                                                                       events, trends, and movements in America during the 1960s. The collection contains
     (continued from page 35)                                                          interviews with figures such as The Beatles, the Weathermen, and commune writers,
                                                                                       as well as memoirs and diaries from Vietnam War veterans, civil rights workers, fem-
                                                                                       inists, and average people living in the era. Content is being added monthly. Once
                                                                                       complete, the collection will contain 150,000 pages of cross-searchable content.

       And the Password Is …                                                              Source: Alexander Street Press (

                                                                                       Attributor Corp., Creative Commons
            n this digital, password-protected world, just how many passwords do
            you have to remember at any given time? While it’s not a good idea to
            use the same password for all your accounts or to leave a list of your
                                                                                       Tackle License Issues
       passwords posted on your computer terminal (yes, it happens all the time),         Attributor Corp. teamed
       here are a few guidelines from Nick Forcier, CEO of Large Software (www         with Creative Commons to de-, to keep passwords, as well as the data they are designed   velop FairShare, a free service
       to protect, safe.                                                               now entering public beta to
                                                                                       help bloggers and individual
       • Make it impersonal.                                                           content creators control how
           Don’t use personal                                                          their work is shared across
           information, such as the                                                    the web. Users can submit an
           names of your pets,                                                         RSS feed of their work and
           relatives, or birthdays,                                                    then choose from six Creative
           to create a username,                                                       Commons licenses that deter-
           login, or password.                                                         mine how it can be shared.The
           Identity thieves are                                                        service then sends license-
           experts at sifting                                                          specific results via RSS to tell
           though data on                                                              users how and where their
           the web to find such                                                        work is reused.
           details. While selecting                                                       Source: Attributor Corp. (
           (and remembering) new
           passwords may be more
           difficult to do, it’s far                                          Service Sounds the Alarm
           easier than trying to                                                  features a new alerting service that delivers personalized email no-
           fix a stolen identity.                                                      tifications to users on a frequency they specify. Alerts can be created for any term or
                                                                                       name, including title or abstract keywords, author names, and author affiliations.
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         fit all. In a nutshell,                                                       tidisciplin
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