Reposted from http://overdriveblogs.com/library/2013/11/27/an-overdrive-update-regarding-the-reported-security-breach-of-adobe-data As widely reported, Adobe confirmed that they suffered a security breach of customer data on their servers. The company posted information at their blog here: http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2013/10/important-customer-security-announcement.html Adobe has confirmed that OverDrive school and library users with activated Adobe eBook accounts may have been affected. Here is information that they have provided. 1. Adobe is in the process of resetting passwords and notifying affected users. Affected users will...Read more
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Due to a continual uptick in usage across the product lines of Freegal Music, Freegal Movies, and Freading eBooks, Freegal will be performing a major upgrade to its database servers. The end result of these improvements will be faster searches and navigation. It is something a major site needs to do every year or two. Thursday, November 14th at 2 am Eastern Standard Time, Freegal Music, Freegal Movies and Freading...Read more
Much to the chagrin of countless fans, the world lost bestselling and influential military novelist Tom Clancy on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Clancy died at 66 near his Baltimore home at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The cause of death was not immediately released. Clancy’s literary career began with The Hunt for Red October (1984), which he sold to the Naval Institute Press, the first publisher he tried (and which had never...Read more
Starting a new research project, but not sure where to dive in? The Windsor Public Library’s online databases are a great place to begin. You can use them to access thousands of publications containing full text articles, peer reviewed content, images, newspaper abstracts, editorials, video clips, and more. Our databases page is broken down into five main categories: EBOOKS, AUDIOBOOKS & MUSIC, SPECIAL INTEREST, REFERENCE, RESEARCH, and RESSOURCES EN FRANÇAIS. Let’s take a closer look at...Read more
The world lost American author and screenwriter Elmore Leonard yesterday. He was 87. Born in New Orleans, Leonard lived in or near Detroit most of his life and has been called “the Dickens of Detroit.” Leonard is known for his gritty dialogue and humour in the genres of crime fiction and suspense thrillers. Many of his novels and short stories have been adapted for film, including Get Shorty, Jackie Brown...Read more
Access Hundreds of Reference Books Online The Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) offers online access to reference materials covering a wide range of subjects: history, biography, business, medicine, health, law, literature, etc. Browsing the shelves in GVRL is a very similar experience to browsing the shelves in the library, because all of the resources it contains have print equivalents; cover art, illustrations, page numbers, volumes, and everything else are the...Read more