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Weekly News Digest

December 26, 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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SC Media Publishes a Cybersecurity Year in Review for 2023

SC Media, part of CyberRisk Alliance, published a white paper (registration required) titled “2023 Cybersecurity Year in Review: SEC Ruling, AI and Ransomware Raise Security Stakes.” The summary states, “The year 2023 saw three significant events that raised the stakes for cybersecurity professionals.” They are:
  1. In July, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new rules that require publicly traded companies to notify regulators within four days of a meaningful system compromise, and to give details about their cybersecurity risk governance in annual public filings.
  2. The world became transfixed by the potential power of ChatGPT and artificial intelligence, and it wasn’t long before practically anyone could use ChatGPT to write phishing emails and rudimentary malware.
  3. Ransomware set new records for monthly incidents and nearly topped previous yearly payouts. The resurgence was accompanied by a breakdown in international cooperation to fight cybercrime, as tensions rose over the stalled but ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine and U.S.-China relations deteriorated.

For more information, read the white paper summary.

IMLS Rolls Out a Learning Agenda for Its Next Few Fiscal Years

IMLS introduced its first Learning Agenda “in a published report ‘Learning Agenda: Research Questions to Guide IMLS Priorities, FY 2023–2026.’ This is a research initiative that aims to deliver on its mission to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development.”

IMLS says it “is focused on generating evidence around actionable learnings to three research and evaluation priorities: child reading literacy, the future of museums, and equity grantmaking. Each of the priorities of the Learning Agenda represents a unique focus that aligns with the Agency’s strategic objectives. Each area of focus strives to establish and advance credible, relevant, and actionable information to better meet the needs of the nation’s museums and libraries and their communities, especially those in underserved communities.”

For more information, read the press release.

GovInfo Now Features Congressionally Mandated Reports From Government Agencies

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) made Congressionally Mandated Reports public via GovInfo, marking the first time anyone can read them in a single location. The site has 128 reports so far, including from the Coast Guard, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Federal Election Commission.

For more information, read the press release.

Cassyni Seminars Are Now Discoverable via Dimensions

Cassyni entered into a strategic collaboration with Dimensions “to increase the discoverability of research seminars and further connect them to the scholarly ecosystem.”

The Dimensions dataset will begin indexing Cassyni’s seminars so that users can find them using a new Publication Type filter. In the future, “Cassyni's enhanced video player will be embedded on the page allowing Dimensions users to watch seminars from within the platform, search the video and navigate slides.”

For more information, read the press release.

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