In June, Kilton had agreed to be part of a pilot program called the Library Freedom Project, which aims to use spare bandwidth at the nation’s public libraries to expand the Tor network, and so safeguard people’s privacy online. It went live in July.
But soon after the library turned the service on, it got a visit from the cops, tipped off by Homeland Security, which warned library and city officials that the service could be used for criminal activity.
Of the 60 national universities that offer courses in these disciplines, 26 have confirmed that they will either close or scale back their relevant faculties at the behest of Japan’s government.
It follows a letter from education minister Hakuban Shimomura sent to all of Japan’s 86 national universities, which called on them to take “active steps to abolish [social science and humanities] organisations or to convert them to serve areas that better meet society’s needs”.
(For those new to Middlebury, the Friday Links are an occasional compendium of interesting but not urgent information, sometimes with humorous interludes, contributed by any staff members from the Library or ITS who come upon something they want to pass along.)
Middlebury College now has subscribed access to the Dictionary of Natural Products on CRC’s CHEMnetBASE platform. The DNP is a comprehensive database of 170,000 natural products. The wealth of data provided includes:
names and synonyms,
formulae and chemical structures,
CAS Registry Numbers,
extensive source data,
uses and applications,
physical state, melting point, boiling point, pKa,
key literature citations.
In addition a comprehensive type of compound classification scheme brings together compounds that are biogenetically related. All this information is readily searchable by text or by substructure, using flexible and intuitive software.
The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) eLibrary simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies. In addition to nearly 14,000 of the IMF’s publications, the E-Library includes access to data and statistical tools such as International Financial Statistics, Direction of Trade Statistics, and more – click the “IMF DATA” link at the top: