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Aptara Survey Reveals the Latest Impacts of eBooks on the Publishing Market

(aptaracorp.com): An Aptara survey of more than 600 publishers across the Trade, Professional, and Education markets reveals the latest impacts of eBooks on the publishing industry. The survey, conducted this summer, reveals that 64% of publishers are now offering titles in eBook format. Though, the majority are still struggling to maximize profits from the fast-growing eBook market as a result of inefficient print production processes that require transformation in order to support scalable, affordable digital output.
   
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Gartner predicts bright future for e-book readers

(v3.co.uk): Over six million to ship this year, but analyst firm warns of the tablet threat. Around 6.6 million e-book readers will ship this year, representing a huge 80 per cent increase against the 3.6 million shipped in 2009, according to new figures from Gartner.
   
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Caught up in the Web of Knowledge

(telegraph.co.uk): What is the shape of science? We all learn something about maths, physics, chemistry and biology when we crawl across their arid deserts at school and, as a result, we all have some idea of what is going on. Scientists themselves can sketch out the map of their own speciality (I could happily tell you who does what in snail genetics). But what about the world atlas? How big is each scientific continent and how do they fit together.
   
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The Future of University Presses | Peer to Peer Review

(libraryjournal.com): There seems to be general agreement that university presses need to embrace the opportunities digital technologies offer to create richer content with a wider, more global reach rather than simply digitize print-ready texts and sell them through current channels. This will require a lot of experimentation and new skills, but presses don't have the resources to go it alone; they need to pool their resources to invest jointly in the research and development necessary to create new digital platforms and delivery channels. Sharing production and distribution functions could let presses concentrate on the editorial work that is their core function and will continue to be high touch and labor-intensive, regardless of digital innovations.
   
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Academic Libraries in For-Profit Schools of Higher Education

(crl.acrl.org): Through this article, the authors seek to introduce the library readership to U.S. for profit colleges and universities. With regard to their library services and resources, the article focusses on issues of concern based specifically on experience with academic libraries in proprietary schools operating in the state of Ohio. Finally, it suggests ways in which these for-profit institutions can address the challenges faced by their libraries.
   
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