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GigaOM Asks, “Forget e-books; are you ready for virtual books?”

January 27, 2012 by

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From a GigaOm Report by Kevin Tofel: Siglio Press is offering 250 signed and numbered copies of a limited edition print book that requires a webcam and computing device to actually be read. Why? The print pages — a back-and-forth series of letters between two lovers — only have glyph-like symbols on the page. The […]

Texas Tech University Begins Digitizing Collection of Vietnam Refugee Documents

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From The Daily Toreadoer The Texas Tech Vietnam Center and Archive received a grant to begin the three-year long process of digitizing their collection of documents of war refugees in Vietnam during World War II. They received the grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, said Mary Saffell, assistant director of the Vietnam […]

Calgary Library System Sets Borrowing Record

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From the Calgary Herald: The Calgary Public Library set a borrowing record in 2011, making it the sixth-busiest municipal library system in North America, behind only Toronto, three New York City libraries and Los Angeles. Borrowing in 2011 was up more than a half million from the previous year. A record 17 million items were […]