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Digital revolution threatens future of radical magazines

(islingtontribune.com): A RADICAL bookshop in Islington is launching a campaign to save Britain's struggling small independent printed magazines. Titles including The Ecologist, Pink Paper, Lobster and most recently a short story magazine, Smoke: a London Peculiar, have disappeared from shelves, giving up on print and publishing solely online.
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National Library in storage crisis as space running out

(edinburghnews.scotsman.com): SCOTLAND'S largest library is facing a storage crisis and could run out of space within four years. The National Library of Scotland on George IV Bridge needs around three kilometres of shelf space every year to accommodate its growing catalogue. It is one of only six "copyright" libraries in Britain, which have a legal requirement to stock copies of every book and magazine published in Britain.
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UC Libraries eBook Survey

(cdlib.org): The UC Libraries charged the Springer eBook Task Force to create a survey to collect the opinions of UC faculty, staff, and students about their preferences for print, ebooks, etextbooks and their experiences using the Springer eBook pilot collection. Information on the Springer eBook pilot can be found at http://www.cdlib.org/services/collections/springerebooks
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UK publishers continue to invest in new technologies

(brandrepublic.com): The UK digital publishing industry continues to invest heavily in emerging platforms and in creating more local and niche content, according to a new survey. The latest Association of Online Publishers (AOP) Content&Trends Census highlights current trends within UK publishing, thanks to its membership representing a broad range of newspaper and magazine publishing, TV and radio broadcasting and pure online media.
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Anger as a Private Company Takes Over Libraries

(nytimes.com): A $4 million deal to run the three libraries here is a chance for the company to demonstrate that a dose of private management can be good for communities, whatever their financial situation. But in an era when outsourcing is most often an act of budget desperation - with janitors, police forces and even entire city halls farmed out in one town or another - the contract in Santa Clarita has touched a deep nerve and begun a round of second-guessing.
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