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Database trial: FAITS and SMP

Over the next month, the USF Libraries has been given trial access to the following databases: FAITS, and SMP.

The first of two database trials being offered by Faulkner Information Services is FAITS (Faulkner Advisory For Information Technology Studies). FAITS reports are designed to help students, instructors, and administrators learn about and keep up with the critical issues, emerging trends, products, services, and vendors driving the IT industry. Topical coverage areas include IT infrastructure, telecommunications, wireless technology, data networking, convergence, security, enterprise systems, the internet, and technology vendors.

The second Faulkner database is SMP (Security Management Practices), in which new reports are available every month covering facility security, IT and network security, financial and legal security, business continuity, biometrics, risk and crisis management, public safety, personnel security, and security technology. Also included is CSO Digest, a weekly electronic news digest summarizing all of the major security industry news, events, and happenings.

To access the two Faulkner databases, click here. If you are off campus, make sure you log on to the Library’s web site first. These databases will be available through September 25, 2009.

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