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The Death of the Book has Been Greatly Exaggerated

(technologyreview.in): Tech pundits recently moved up the date for the death of the book, to sometime around 2015, inspired largely by the rapid adoption of the iPad and the success of Amazon's Kindle e-reader. But in their rush to christen a new era of media consumption, have the pundits overreached?
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Google Seeks Allies Against Censorship

(informationweek.com): A new online transparency report shows which Google services are being blocked in different countries. Whether the U.S. will use this information to challenge censorship as a trade barrier remains to be seen.
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In a Tough Market, University Press Aims to Streamline Production

(cornellsun.com): Several University divisions took the first step in May in a three-year project to develop a book publishing model that will sustain academic research and publishing in an increasingly turbulent market. The Cornell University Press, Cornell University Library, and the German Studies department collaborated to publish a book series in German Studies called Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thoughts.
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Call for lecturers to share resources

(jisc.ac.uk): Contributing to open repositories helps resources to be discovered more widely. Currently over 80 UK universities are involved in the pilot open educational resources programme run by JISC and the Higher Education Academy with all outputs made available via JorumOpen. 1At the start of a new academic year, JISC is encouraging lecturers and trainers to share their teaching materials -as a competition highlights useful resources from across the UK.
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The future of content curation

(mediatel.co.uk): With an explosion in the amount of content vying for our attention, quality content curation of all kinds has a high value. It's a function long owned by magazine and newspaper publishers through the role of the Editor, but now for some one performed by the networks that we're a part of, or by technology through social bookmarking services like Delicious, or Apps like Instapaper, or social content aggregators like Paper.li that collect together the most popular links shared by the people you follow on Twitter or around a particular hashtag.
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