University of Mississippi: UM Library Launches ‘eGrove’ Digital Archive

University of Mississippi: UM Library Launches ‘eGrove’ Digital Archive. “The University of Mississippi‘s J.D. Williams Library has launched ‘eGrove,’ an expansive new digital archive that consolidates and houses the university’s collection of yearbooks, theses, dissertations and other digital media in an easily searchable location. The new platform is the university’s first-ever institutional repository, a central place to find a wide array of scholarly and historic documents, as well as research and other items campus groups wish to publish.”

DigitalNC: Catalogs from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke Now Available!

DigitalNC: Catalogs from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke Now Available!. “Thanks to our partner, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, catalogs from the school and its precursors are now available on our website. The catalogs are from 1906, when the school was called the Croatan Normal School, to 2013, when it was known as it is now as UNC-Pembroke.”

Washington Post: Student tracking, secret scores: How college admissions offices rank prospects before they apply

Washington Post: Student tracking, secret scores: How college admissions offices rank prospects before they apply. “Colleges are collecting more data about prospective students than ever before — part of an effort, administrators say, to make better predictions about which students are the most likely to apply, accept an offer and enroll. Records reviewed by The Post show that at least 44 public and private universities in the United States work with outside consulting companies to collect and analyze data on prospective students, by tracking their Web activity or formulating predictive scores to measure each student’s likelihood of enrolling.”

Forever Titans: Oral history archive of Mercy Sisters, Jesuits to go online

Forever Titans: Oral history archive of Mercy Sisters, Jesuits to go online. “The stories of the women and men in Detroit who followed their calling and helped build what is now University of Detroit Mercy are being shared in a far-reaching and important new online archive by the Detroit Mercy Libraries and Instructional Design Studio.”

Ars Technica: 18 months after indictment, Iranian phishers are still targeting universities

Ars Technica: 18 months after indictment, Iranian phishers are still targeting universities. “In March 2018, nine Iranians were criminally charged for their involvement with the Mabna Institute, a company federal prosecutors said was created in 2013 for the express purpose of using coordinated cyber intrusions to steal terabytes of academic data from universities, academic journal publishers, tech companies, and government organizations. Almost 18 months later, the group’s hacking activities are still going strong, Secureworks, a Dell-owned security company, said on Wednesday.”

Google Blog: Explore college opportunities with new Search features

Google Blog: Explore college opportunities with new Search features. “The college search feature we launched last year helps students get quick access to information about four-year U.S. universities, including acceptance rates, costs and student outcomes like graduation rates. As this year’s college search season kicks off, we’re expanding our college search features to include two-year colleges and popular certificate and associate programs available at four-year institutions.”

ZDNet: Hackers breach 62 US colleges by exploiting ERP vulnerability

ZDNet: Hackers breach 62 US colleges by exploiting ERP vulnerability. “Hackers have breached the systems of 62 colleges and universities by exploiting a vulnerability in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) web app, the US Department of Education said in a security alert sent out this week.”