Wednesday, February 08, 2017

CSD alert about new phishing email scam

CSD wish to warn staff and students about recent phishing email scams directed at Universities, that seek to capture login credentials for fraudulent purposes.

Computing Services Department is asking everyone to remain vigilant. Their advice is that if you receive an email asking you to click on a link, and  are not expecting that email, you should delete it immediately.

For the library, login credentials acquired through phishing scams are used to access and download our paid-for online library resources; this is intellectual property theft.   When publishers / vendors spot that sort of activity coming from an (apparent) University of Liverpool login, they block access to their resource for all our users until the compromised account is identified and secured.

See the CSD advice on safe computing and phishing scams, including examples of recent phishing emails sent to University staff and students.

If you are ever uncertain about the security of your account, change your password.  There is a 'change password' form on the CSD website, and a 'change password' desktop icon on computers on campus.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Updated: Downtime: Taylor & Francis Online

UPDATE at 16.20 7/2/17:
Taylor and Francis report that content is restored and available to view.  If you continue to have problems accessing Taylor and Francis journals, please let the library know.

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Taylor and Francis are currently experiencing technical problems with their website.  Users are intermittently seeing the following error message:

"Error: There appears to be a problem with the page you are looking for. Either the content has moved, or the URL is incorrect. Please check the URL, or try again"

Taylor and Francis are aware of the problems, and are working to restore normal access as soon as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

New Resource: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

University of Liverpool staff and students have access to a new resource; Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

Access: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law
(University login required off campus)

This HeinOnline collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. Cases go into the 20th century, because long after slavery was ended, there were still court cases based on issues emanating from slavery. HeinOnline have gathered every English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920, which includes many essays and articles in obscure, hard-to-find journals in the United States and elsewhere. There are more than a thousand pamphlets and books on slavery from the 19th century, plus many modern histories of slavery. Within this library is a section containing all modern law review articles on the subject.  The resource provides word searchable access to all Congressional debates from the Continental Congress to 1880.