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Israel’s National Library Puts Collection Online

December 4, 2011 by

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From Haaretz: The National Library of Israel has just launched a website giving the public access to a huge collection of materials, including books, periodicals, maps, photos and musical selections from the library collection. The website, which took two years to develop, is the most comprehensive content-based website in Israel. [Clip] Hundreds of thousands of […]

Seminar Summary: Brewster Kahle, “Universal Access to All Knowledge”

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The Internet Archive has posted a text summary of Brewster Kahle’s Long Now Foundation seminar titled, “Universal Access to All Knowledge” that was presented on November 30, 2011 at the Cowell Theatre in Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, California. The summary was written by Stewart Brand, cofounder of the Long Now Foundation and many […]

HathiTrust Defendants File Answers and Response with Court

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Authors Guild v. HathiTrust Full Text of Answers Response Filing (25 pages; PDF via The Public Index) Document is dated December 3, 2011. Professor James Grimmelmann has several tweets (dated December 3, 2011) with facts and analysis. He notes that an order has been entered that says that an AG v. HT trial is set […]

Maine: Occupy Bangor Group To Move From Public Library Site

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From the AP: Members of the Occupy Bangor group said they’ll abide by a request to stop camping on the public library’s property. Occupy activist Lawrence Reichard said the group on Friday night came to an agreement to leave the library property. He said the group will continue discussing its options. See Also: Occupy Bangor […]

GigaOm: E-book Market Forecast to Hit $5.2B as the Book Industry Burns

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From a GigaOm Report by Michael Wolf: Of all the markets I’ve followed in my decade-plus as a consumer analyst, I’ve never seen a market changing faster than the digital publishing market of today, where the sudden love of e-books has created a “digital backdraft” that has set the entire publishing industry value chain aflame.In […]