3.486 announcements (236)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Sun, 24 Sep 89 15:18:04 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 486. Sunday, 24 Sep 1989.

(1) Date: Wed, 20 Sep 89 18:02:04 CDT (51 lines)
From: "Charles Bailey, University of Houston" <LIB3@UHUPVM1>
Subject: Computer Viruses

(2) Date: Fri, 22 Sep 89 17:55:00 EDT (52 lines)
Subject: CCNEWS Articles Abstracts (Vol. 2, No. 29)

(3) Date: Fri, 22 SEP 89 15:59:13 BST (68 lines)
Subject: ALLC-ACH Conference 1990 Call for Papers

(4) Date: 24 September 1989 (45 lines)
From: Willard McCarty <MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: new topical collections

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Date: Wed, 20 Sep 89 18:02:04 CDT
From: "Charles Bailey, University of Houston" <LIB3@UHUPVM1>
Subject: Computer Viruses

I've just read an interesting paper that was jointly distributed by the
United Educators Insurance Risk Retention Group and the American Council on
Education called "Computer Viruses: Legal and Policy Issues Facing Colleges
and Universities." For those of you with public-access computer systems
in your libraries, this paper contains the warnings:

"Someone damaged by a computer virus may seek to recover compensation
in a civil lawsuit--and may seek a defendent with 'deep pockets'."
(p. 6)

"Although these principles are notoriously difficult to apply in any
given case, a college might be held responsible for the negligence of a
staff member (or a student, working part-time) in promulgating
a program known to contain a computer virus if the employee's job
involved distributing the program to others or supervising the
network on which the virus spread." (p. 8)

"As in all of its affairs, the college has an independent obligation
to use reasonable care to protect others from forseeable harm. Even
if the perpetrator of a computer virus were someone for whose acts
the college could not be held vicariously responsible, a college
might still be found liable on the ground that, in its role
as operator of a computer system or network, it failed to use
due care to prevent forseeable damage, to warn of potential
dangers, or to take reasonable steps to limit or control
the damage once the dangers were realized." (pp. 8-9)

The paper outlines some steps universities can take to protect themselves.

I got a routed photocopy of this paper and I don't know if it is
is available upon demand; however, the address on the paper is:

United Educators Insurance Risk Retention Group, Inc.
Two Wisconsin Circle
Suite 1040
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815-9913
(301) 907-4908

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Date: Fri, 22 Sep 89 17:55:00 EDT
Subject: CCNEWS Articles Abstracts (Vol. 2, No. 29)

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Volume 2, Number 29 Editor: Wendy Rickard Bollentin
September 22, 1989 EDUCOM

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text has been deleted. --W.M.]

"Protect Yourself From Viruses on the Macintosh," by Daniel C. Carr,
_Connect_, NCSU Computing Center, North Carolina State University,

"Disinfectant Helps Stomp Out Macintosh Viruses," by Daniel C. Carr,
_Connect_, NCSU Computing Center, North Carolina State University,

"MIPS: Meaningless Instructions Per Second?" by Billy Barron,
University of North Texas VAX System Manager, BILLY@UNTVAX

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Date: Fri, 22 SEP 89 15:59:13 BST
Subject: ALLC-ACH Conference 1990 Call for Papers



17th International Conference
of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing
10th International Conference on Computing in the Humanities

5 - 9 June 1990

University of Siegen, Federal Republic of Germany

Papers are invited on all aspects of computing in linguistics, ancient and
modern languages and literature, and humanities disciplines such as history,
philosophy, art, archaeology and music which have methodologies in common
with textual computing.

Authors should send 6 copies of a 1000-1500 word abstract of their proposed
papers to the Conference Organiser

Professor Dr Helmut Schanze
ALLC/ACH Conference
Universitat Gesamthochschule Siegen
Postfach 101240
D-5900 Siegen
Federal Republic of Germany

Telephone: (0271) 740-4110


by 1 NOVEMBER 1989.

Acceptance notice: 1 February 1990
Early registrations: 1 April 1990

Details of proposed software demonstrations, poster sessions or session
themes, should also be sent to the Conference Organiser by 1 November 1989.

International Programme Committee:

Paul Bratley (Universite de Montreal)
Paul Fortier (University of Manitoba)
Jacqueline Hamesse (Universite Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve,
Programme Committee Chair)
Susan Hockey (Oxford University)
Nancy Ide (Vassar College)
Randall Jones (Brigham Young University)
Robert Oakman (University of South Carolina)
Helmut Schanze (Universitat Siegen, Conference Organiser)
Antonio Zampolli (Universita di Pisa)

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Date: 24 September 1989
From: Willard McCarty <MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: new topical collections

Most of you will be aware that from time to time I group together
submissions from Humanists into topical collections and place them on
the file-server. These are named "title TOPIC-n", where "n" is the
volume number. The following are new.

ACADEMIC TOPIC-1 the academy and its concerns; sometimes
to overlaps with FORUM.

BIBSYS TOPIC-2 bibliographic systems and
to concerns.

EMAIL TOPIC-2 nature and use
to of electronic mail.

FORUM TOPIC-4 arguments on
to divers subjects.

HARDWARE TOPIC-5 mostly on the design
to of computing hardware as imagined
HARDWARE TOPIC-6 by humanists.

HUMCOMP TOPIC-4 humanities computing
to in general.

SCANNERS TOPIC-6 optical scanning and
to scanners, including software.

These collections are not substantially edited, and the topical filing I
do is sometimes rough-and-ready. For the imperfections I apologize; for
the contents see the authors concerned.

Willard McCarty