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Survey Finds Most Federal Judges Warn Jurors About Social Media

January 24, 2012 by

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From USCourts.gov: Most federal judges have taken steps to ensure that jurors do not use social media to discuss the trial in which they are involved, a recently published survey indicates. The Federal Judicial Center was asked by a committee of the policy-making Judicial Conference of the United States to survey federal judges on the […]

New Statistics: “E-Book Bummer: Growth Slower Than Thought—’Incremental, Not Exponential'”

January 24, 2012 by

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From a MocoNews Article by Laura Hazard Owen: Last year was widely perceived to be a year of outrageous e-book growth, but some new research suggests otherwise. According to new data from Bowker and the Book Industry Study Group, the number of book buyers who also purchased an e-book increased by 17 percent in 2011, […]

The British Library 19th Century Historical Collection App Wins Publishing Innovation Award

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From the Announcement: At the opening of the Digital Book World Conference in New York City yesterday, the British Library, together with technology partner, BiblioLabs, LLC, was awarded the prestigious Publishing Innovation Award (PIA) for their British Library 19th Century Historical Collection iPad App. The App, released in August last year to rave reviews from […]

New Article: “The Orphan Wars”

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“The Orphan Wars” appears in the new issue of EDUCAUSE Review. It was written by Professor James Grimmelmann, New York Law School. “Orphan books”—books that are in copyright but whose copyright owners can’t be found—have been in the news lately, thanks to lawsuits over Google’s plan to scan a copy of every book ever published. […]

eReaderLookup.com: Compare eReaders With New Interactive Database

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From Paul Biba at TeleRead.com The website is basically an ereader database and comparison engine. Its sole purpose is to allow people to quickly find and compare ereaders according to one’s needs. There is a fairly user friendly (according to feedback I’ve gotten so far) filter form on the home page that allows to play […]

Who Gets to See Published Research? (Research Works Act)

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From The Chronicle of Higher Education (by Jennifer Howard): In a 19-page statement submitted to the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the publishers’ association argued against the idea that the government should get to decide what happens to the results of research it helps support financially. “It has become necessary for publishers to pointedly […]

New State Info Databases From Alaska, Maryland, and Nevada

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1. Students at the University of Alaska Release University Employee Salary Database (via ZDNet) Direct to Database 2. Maryland Creates Online Database of Business Incentives (via Washington Post) Direct to Database 3. Brighter Light Focuses on Campaign Spending and Transparency in Nevada with Launch of Aurora Searchable Database Direct to Database