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Rankings: Take at Look at the Independent Publishers Group “Top 100 E-Books” List

April 7, 2012 by

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We learned about this list by ways of a mention on the IPG News web page. Direct to List See Also: Amazon Removes Kindle Versions of IPG Books After Distributor Declines to Change Selling Terms From Publishers Lunch (February, 2012) [IPG President Mark] Suchomel writes: “Amazon.com is putting pressure on publishers and distributors to change […]

Open Access To Scientific information: Policy Guidelines Released by UNESCO

April 7, 2012 by

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From the UNESCO Web Site: Addressing a major concern of Member States, UNESCO has released a new publication entitled Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access to demystify the concept of Open Access and provide concrete steps on putting relevant policies in place. [Clip] Besides strengthening capacities to adopt Open Access (OA) […]

Audiobooks: Two Reasons to Congratulate Hugh McGuire and the LibriVox Team

April 6, 2012 by

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What are those two reasons? Direct to LibriVox web site. 1. LibriVox reports that over 100,000,000 public domain audiobooks have been downloaded (free) from their digital collection on the Internet Archive site. “The LibriVox collection is one of the most popular on the Internet Archive,” said Brewster Kahle, Founder and Director of the Internet Archive. […]

Preprint: Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Social Sciences and Humanities?

April 6, 2012 by

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Title Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Social Sciences and Humanities? Authors/Affiliations Marisa L. Ramirez Digital Repository Librarian, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Joan T. Dalton Associate University Librarian, University of Windsor Gail McMillan Director, Digital Library and Archives, Virginia Tech Max Read Associate Director of Student […]

E-Books: Bilbary Partnering With Libraries in the U.S. and U.K.

April 6, 2012 by

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From The Telegraph: Tim Coates, whose ebook store Bilbary was announced earlier this week, said that the difference in costs between selling a physical book and an ebook meant that digital versions should be much cheaper. [Clip] Mainstream publishers “don’t want to do renting at the moment”, Coates said but he said he expected that […]

WSJ: The Changing Culture of the New York Public Library

April 5, 2012 by

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Note: We’ve updated this post (at the bottom) with a link to a recent keynote lecture (video) by Anthony Grafton. It’s titled, “The Transforming Book”. From an WSJ “Ideas” Blog Post: Anthony Grafton, a professor of history at Princeton and past president of the American Historical Association, is distressed when he contemplates the changes afoot […]

Amazon: Kindle Owner’s Library Passes 100,000 Titles Including Over 100 Current and Former NYT Bestsellers

April 4, 2012 by

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From the Amazon.com News Release: Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that 16 of the top 100 best-selling paid Kindle books in March are exclusive to the Kindle Store and available for Prime members with a Kindle to borrow for free through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. These 16 books, which include only paid units and do […]