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Michael Olivarez

Tablets in Schools - 0 views

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    Article by CBS news explains how schools in California are replacing textbooks for tablets
Claire Madison

Why Don't People Want to Read E-books on Tablets? - 0 views

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    Great article of why there is a drastic statistical decline in people reading e-books
Tiana Robles

8 Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Project Gutenberg - 0 views

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    This is a short article about ways to maximize your use of Project Gutenberg.
Amanda French

Google Books ruling is a huge victory for online innovation - 0 views

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    Big news today: a ten-year-old lawsuit about Google Book Search has been resolved in Google's favor -- basically, the law has ruled that it was okay for Google to scan in-copyright books because it had no plans to publish the whole version of those in-copyright books online in http://books.google.com. Compare this to what we've heard about celebrity photographs and Pinterest. Here's a quotation from the story:

    "When Google started work on its book search engine a decade ago, the company realized that getting the approval of copyright holders would be a logistical nightmare. Not only would major publishers likely demand high fees for permission to scan their books, but for many older works, it would be difficult to even figure out who the appropriate copyright holder was. So Google took a gamble, scanning library books without seeking copyright holders' permission and relying on copyright's fair use doctrine as a justification."
cmarion2

Some Thoughts on the Whole "Artists' Books in the Digital Age" Thing | The Binding Agent - 0 views

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    This article proposes that digital technologies actually AID in keeping the book a widely spread and accessible media, rather than hurting its future.
Jimin Kwon

Publisher's World: The ISBN - 0 views

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    If you want to know more about the International Standard Book Number, go visit this web page. It especially tells you what elements the ISBN is made up of besides its history and facts.
Daniel Richardson

Micheal Hart: Founder of Project Gutenberg - 0 views

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    Interesting blog post about why and how Project Gutenberg was founded and started by Micheal Hart
Laura Vazquez

Google: There Are 129,864,880 Books in the Entire World - 0 views

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    We had discussed in class about how many books we thought there were in the world. This article explains how Google reached the estimated number of books.
Ellie Cattle

Scientific research: Looks good on paper | The Economist - 0 views

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    An article about a recent incident in China where a group of people were found to be selling fake scholarly articles to academics and producing fake medical journals for sale.
Amanda French

Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper: Nicholson Baker: 9780375726217: Amazon... - 0 views

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    A book about the history of microfilming newspapers after World War Two. Baker then set up his own newspaper repository, which he donated to Duke Libraries in 2004.
Ellie Cattle

Book search - Find new, used, rare and out-of-print books - 0 views

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    There have been a couple of occasions when my Dad has been looking for an obscure book - this is the site he usually uses when he's searching.
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    Another one is AbeBooks, which was not created by but is now owned by Amazon: http://abebooks.com
Brandon Boucher

Google: 129 Million Different Books Have Been Published - 1 views

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    For those who have ever wondered how many different books are out there in the world.
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    Great minds think alike -- I posted the same thing. :) The estimate keeps going up, probably because more books keep being published!
Amanda French

library-card-catalogs.jpg (1000×732) - 1 views

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    Picture of an old card catalog.
Amanda French

Library Catalog Cards - 1 views

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    An image of an old card catalog card with the bibliographic metadata included, including the call number.
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