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April 2015 Library Workshops!

Upcoming library workshops cover GIS, SPSS, and Zotero. See the full list of events or check out the highlights below. Workshops are open to GC students and affiliated faculty!

Tuesday, April 14: Why Can’t I Download That Ebook? Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) and the Politics of Electronic Reading, led by Alycia Sellie

This workshop will take a tour through the GC’s ebook collections with an eye for what ebooks offer options for use and which are restricted through content management tools (known as DRM). Addressing both the technical and the political implications of DRM systems upon readers and researchers, this workshop will cover both the practical access to the Graduate Center’s ebook collections as a discussion of the complications which arise with book digitization.

Thursday, April 16: Privacy in the Age of Dragnet Surveillance: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Rights Online, led by Alison Macrina and Kade Crockford

Alison Macrina of the Library Freedom Project and Kade Crockford of the ACLU of Massachusetts will present a workshop on privacy and surveillance in the 21st Century. Kade will give an overview of some of the government surveillance programs we learned about from Edward Snowden’s revelations. Alison will then discuss practical tech tools that can be used to safeguard your privacy from spies and other adversaries.
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Monday, April 20: Brewster Kahle

Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, will speak at the annual Graduate Center Friends of the Library event on April 20, 2015. He will be introduced by Professor William P. Kelly. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and a wait list is underway; registration required.
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Wednesday, April 22: Archival Research: The Basics, led by Donna Davey

Learn the basics of archival research in this hands-on workshop.  We’ll cover what archives are and how they are arranged, where and how to look for sources, and what to expect when you visit an archival repository.
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