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The Face-down Publishing Paradigm

(scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org): As the world of computing moves to the face-down paradigm, publishing will evolve to accommodate the limitations and capabilities of the new platform. Herein lies a great new growth opportunity. Publishers, take heed, as growth does not come to this industry every day.
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What Happens When the Libraries Die?

(zdnet.com): Libraries will need to be replaced with digital equivalents as publishing moves towards eBooks. As a result, will a new "Digital Underclass" be created from the base of technology have-nots?
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iPad too expensive says UK survey - most consumers will wait

(unthinkable.biz): UK broadband comparison site Broadband Genie has polled over 1,300 visitors to its site and over 60% says they would never pay the 400 asking price for an Apple iPad, and another 20% saying the thing was poor value for money. If 80% of consumers act with those convictions, then the high UK price tag for the device will means sales go slow here.
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Push for greater implementation of open access

(phgfoundation.org): The UK Open Access Implementation Group has resolved to take action in order to increase take-up of open access publishing amongst UK researchers. The group - currently consisting of ten leading organisations from research and academia, including Universities, the UK Research Councils and the Wellcome Trust - concluded in a meeting at the Wellcome Trust that a persuasive summary of the key advantages of open access is needed..
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Are you ready for eBooks?

(theage.com.au): eBooks are going from strength to strength in Australia. About this time last year Amazon started shipping the Kindle e-Ink eBook reader to Australia and since then we've seen a boom in local offerings including the BeBook, Kogan's eReader, Borders' Kobo, Sony's Reader and Apple's iPad.
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