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Is Google being evil and stealing your Web pages with Google Preview?

(zdnet.com): If you're a regular Google user, you've probably noticed the little magnifying glass that now appears next to search results. Google claims they intended this new feature to reduce unnecessary page loads. How would this feature impact Web site traffic and how legal was it?
   
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What does open bibliographic metadata mean for academic libraries?

(jiscinvolve.org): Recently there seems to be a surge in activity around open bibliographic metadata. Libraries throughout Europe have been experimenting. The British Library and the CERN library are two notable examples of libraries that have decided to release their bibliographic metadata under an open licence. You can get an idea for the amount of experimentation and interest in this area by following the lively discussions on the Open Knowledge Foundation's (OKFN) open bibliography mailing list.
   
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Ghostwriters in the Medical Literature

(sciencemag.org): Ghost authorship occurs when an unacknowledged author writes, or makes substantial contributions to, an article published in the peer-reviewed science literature. Typically, the author is a professional writer with scientific expertise, hired by medical-education and communications companies. These articles are destined to appear under the names of scientists who contribute little to their writing. They are backed by for-profit companies -- often pharmaceutical companies -- which, like most scientific authors but for different reasons, hope to influence scientific opinion.
   
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Print Publishers Say Mobile is in Their Future

(tmcnet.com): More than 80 percent of respondents believe people will rely more heavily on mobile devices as a primary information source in the next three years, which in part explains the print community's interest in tablet devices and e-readers. What might take a bit more thinking, at least by mobile service providers, is what those trends might mean for the mobile service provider business, which increasingly finds itself indirectly, if not directly, involved in the content delivery business.
   
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AMA Releases Social Media Guidelines for Physicians

(healthleadersmedia.com): The American Medical Association this week adopted a social media use policy to help physicians protect patient privacy, and physicians' personal and professional reputations. Using social media can help physicians create a professional presence online, express their personal views and foster relationships.
   
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