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Weekly News Digest

December 19, 2023 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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The Library of Congress Updates the National Film Registry With 25 Movies

The Library of Congress announced the following:

Twenty-five influential films have been selected for the 2023 Library of Congress National Film Registry. … The films are selected each year for their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance to preserve the nation’s film heritage.

The newest selections include a diverse group of films, filmmakers and Hollywood landmarks exploring the drama of history, social justice and reform, the experiences of immigrants and more. This year’s selections date back more than 100 years to a 1921 Kodak educational film titled ‘A Movie Trip Through Filmland’ about how film stock is produced and the impact of movies globally. The most recent films added to the registry are 2013’s Oscar-winning ‘12 Years a Slave’ and the Oscar-winning documentary ‘20 Feet from Stardom.’

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IFLA Governing Board Details Accomplishments in Its First 100 Days

IFLA president Vicki McDonald issued a summary of the first 100 days of the organization’s new governing board. She writes, “I acknowledge the willingness of my Governing Board colleagues to come together to progress these commitments, and also the amazing support from the IFLA Team. In particular, I thank IFLA’s Secretary General Sharon Memis—after just six months she has already made a significant contribution to ensuring that our Federation is on track for the future. It is a privilege to be working with so many committed colleagues.”

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The Verge Unveils Collection of Its Twitter Observances

The Verge put out an obituary of sorts for Twitter in the form of an article collection called The Year Twitter Died. It features four sections: Extremely Softcore, The Great Scrollback of Alexandria, Goodbye to All That Harassment, and How Twitter Broke the News.

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Arcserve Execs Make Computing and Cybersecurity Predictions for 2024

Hugo Parra, VP of product management at Arcserve, and Steve Butterfield, VP of engineering at Arcserve, issued a set of 2024 predictions that are focused on worrying SaaS trends, quantum computer hackers, and emerging regulations. Arcserve is a leading provider of backup, recovery, and immutable storage solutions for unified data protection against ransomware and disasters. The predictions are as follows:

SaaS Apps Gaps: The increasing gap between the number of SaaS apps in use and those with viable data loss strategies continues to widen. With the responsibility to secure major data platforms falling on the end-user, there’s a dominant need for backup solutions for SaaS apps.

Quantum-Resistant Encryption: The emergence of quantum-resistant encryption will be a crucial feature in cybersecurity products. As quantum computing becomes a reality, businesses will need to prepare now regarding how to protect their proprietary information and prevent quantum-era cyberattacks before damage is done.

EU NIS 2 Regulation: European countries will incorporate NIS2 into their countrys legislation, which will strengthen the security requirements, address the security of supply chains, streamline reporting, and introduce stricter enforcement, leading to potential variations in data protection requirements in the US and beyond.

US SEC RequirementsNew SEC regulations require companies affected by ransomware or other data compromises to report these incidents within four business days, especially if the incident impacts stock valuations and investor relations.

Preservica's Preserve365 Comes to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Preservica announced “that Preserve365, its embedded archiving and Digital Preservation solution for Microsoft 365, is now in General Availability and available for free trial and purchase by customers and partners in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online marketplace providing applications and services for use on Azure.”

The press release continues:

Preservica has collaborated with Microsoft to launch Preserve365 to simplify compliance by making the archiving, Digital Preservation and retrieval of high-value, long-term and permanent records part of the Microsoft 365 and Microsoft SharePoint experience.

This new embedded approach turns traditional information archiving on its head, enabling Microsoft customers to maximize investment in a single, unified information governance strategy across the full records lifecycle without needing to learn and use separate vendor specific compliance, archiving and discovery tools.

For more information, read the press release.

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