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  • March 21, 2012
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An update on that story from a couple months ago about a coalition of Chinese authors planning to sue Apple over their works being sold in the iTunes store without authorization. China’s state-owned news agency Xinhua reports that the coalition has grown to 22 authors, who are claiming that 95 of their works have been…

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  • March 20, 2012
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A brief piece on PaidContent by Laura Hazard Owen today covered the Barnes & Noble Nook Development Conference at Mobile Monday London. B&N didn’t really say much about when or if the Nook would be available internationally. The company did say it had no plans to open stores outside the US, and has not confirmed…

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  • March 19, 2012
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On the local news this morning, the news that the union of city library employees are striking. At issue: job security provisions, According to this article the issue is job security provisions” “Under a recently signed agreement with city outside workers belonging to Local 416, only those employed by the city 15 years will get…

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  • March 19, 2012
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From JISC Collections: The British Library and JISC eCollections have announced the launch of JISC Historic Books, a new website developed by Mimas for researchers and students that includes recently digitised editions of more than 65,000 books from the British Library’s extensive 19th century collections. Amounting to more than 25 million pages, the resource spans…

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  • March 19, 2012
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From JISC Collections: The British Library and JISC eCollections have announced the launch of JISC Historic Books, a new website developed by Mimas for researchers and students that includes recently digitised editions of more than 65,000 books from the British Library’s extensive 19th century collections. Amounting to more than 25 million pages, the resource spans…

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  • March 19, 2012
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Journalism.co.uk has an article discussing how newspapers and magazines are finding that they can mine their existing catalog of material to produce longer-form works they can sell as e-books. One in six Londoners are estimated to own an e-reader of some kind, and a number of UK and other publications are taking advantage of this….

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  • March 17, 2012
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On The Bookseller’s blog, Ed Handyside of UK publisher Myrmidon Books complains that the price of a standard paperback in the UK has not risen with inflation—six years ago it was £7.99, and today it is still £7.99 (US$10.52). Since the publisher’s recommended retail price is printed on the cover of the book, this means…

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  • March 16, 2012
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From the Worldreader blog: Meet Daniel Owusu, a 14-year-old junior high school student in Worldreader’s iREAD program. Daniel lives with his family on a farm in the tropical forest near the village, which makes for a long walk to school. He is the only one of the six children in his family to have a…

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  • March 16, 2012
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From Heritage Portal: An open-access visual archive of architecture and sculpture Gothic Past is an open-access visual archive of Irish medieval architecture and sculpture that showcases thousands of photographs and drawings of medieval Irish architecture and sculpture. The site was launched by the Provost of Trinity College Dublin, Dr Patrick Prendergast, on February 15, 2012….

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  • March 16, 2012
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From a BML Bowker Announcement: While the majority of the U.K.’s undergraduate students are now using e-books, none are yet relying on them as a primary source of information. Print continues its hold as a key resource for at least two-thirds of students. That’s one of the key findings of a major new study that…