Monday, November 7, 2011

Two more November Webinars

Lowering IT Costs: How to Reduce the Need for PC Remediation

Does your IT department spend significant time, resources, and money to remediate damaged desktop systems each year? The sad truth is far too many of your colleagues are buried by the issue. Industry analysts estimate that the main culprit for causing such trouble - malware - infects between 4-8% of PCs at any given point in time and costs up to $200 per incident. But what if you could stop next-generation threats and thus eliminate the need for malware-caused PC remediation altogether? Learn how in our November webinar - Lowering IT Costs: How to Reduce the Need for PC Remediation.

Join M86 Product Marketing Manager Anne Stobaugh and Sr Product Manager, Chris Marlowe as they detail the correlation between desktop remediation and malware, and what you can do to fix the problem. Topics include:

-The Root Cause: How Next-Generation Attacks Are Successful
-Desktop Cleanup Scenarios
-Web Security: Why "Good Enough" Isn't an Option
-How to Prevent Malware and Reduce Desktop Remediation

Managing Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) have existed for more than a decade, yet many institutions are still just beginning to work with this format. Even those with an established program can struggle with policies and workflows. Communication is a key component to a successful ETD program, and the library, graduate office, and academic departments must work together to establish procedures for managing ETDs. Whether using a system based on ProQuest, DSpace, Fedora or any of a number of other vendor or homegrown solutions, it can be difficult to tackle issues for a workflow that truly does represent the intersection of scholarship, university policies and library collecting.

Topics to be covered include:
  • ETD systems selection and use
  • Policy setting and enforcement
  • Student training and copyright education and guidance
  • Metadata and cataloging decision-making and workflows
  • Embargoes and open access policies
  • Possible efficiencies and cost savings (or inefficiencies and expenditures)
  • Digitization of legacy print theses and dissertations

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