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Jul 20, 2001

Russian's DMCA arrest sparks outcry, protests Fallout from the arrest of a Russian programmer who decrypted Adobe files includes threats of a boycott, stock divestiture. By Sam Costello, IDG News Service, July 20, 2001. Submitted on Jul 20, 2001 [Refer]

Harvard U. and 3 Publishers Develop Experimental Online Archive Part of the purpose of this project is to preserve an archive of electronic journals. Another part of the purpose is to make sure electronic journal contents are not widely distributed. "Publishers wouldn't want us to distribute information in competition with them," says Mr. Flecker. By Burton Bollag, the Chronicle of Higher Education, July 20, 2001. Submitted on Jul 20, 2001 [Refer]

MathGate Large database of math related resources, concentrating mostly on the United Kingdom but including resources from around the world. The listings may be browsed by subject and type or searched by keyword. Submitted on Jul 20, 2001 [Refer]

Creating a Development Dynamic Report released by the United Nations Development Programme focusing on the introduction and use of information and communications technology in the developing world. One of the clearest applications of technology, write the authors, is in the field of distance education. Quick overview. Good news story, Reuters News Service, 18 July 2001. Report released by UNDP and Accenture, July 16, 2001. Submitted on Jul 20, 2001 [Refer]

African Virtual University The African Virtual University is set to launch its e-learning program July 31, 2001. This project gre out of a pilot project launched by the World Bank in 1997. It is now an independent non-profit organization headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. More background by Akim Okuni, March 2, 2000. Submitted on Jul 20, 2001 [Refer]

Cisco Networking Academy Program An example of online learning content provided by product vendors, this is a partnership between Cisco Systems, education, business, government, and community organizations around the world to teach students to design, build, and maintain computer networks. The site is well worth digging around; be sure to try out the flash-enabled courses and to follow up some of the success stories. Submitted on Jul 20, 2001 [Refer]

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