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Tablets and E-Readers Give Hope to Publishers, but Not Broadcasters

(dailyfinance.com): Listening to the messianic way publishers talk about the Apple (AAPL) iPad and other tablet reading devices, it's hard not to ascribe some of their enthusiasm to the wishful thinking of people who see their own extinction approaching. But a new yet to be released consumer research suggests their confidence may, in fact, be grounded in reality.
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PEER Annual Report - Year 2 available

(peerproject.eu): PEER (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research), supported by the EC eContentplus programme, is investigating the potential effects of the large-scale, systematic depositing of authors' final peer-reviewed manuscripts (so called Green Open Access or stage-two research output) on reader access, author visibility, and journal viability, as well as on the broader ecology of European research. The project has recently been granted a nine month extension and will now run until May 2012.
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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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