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There's room for e-books and print

(metrowestdailynews.com): While you might expect a spike in e-book sales to be bad for local bookstores, readers and retailers say there's room for digital and traditional volumes to coexist. While the popularity of e-books is on the rise, the Wellesley Booksmith and Framingham Barnes&Noble say sales of their paper books have been solid.
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Scenes from the Open Science Summit

(reason.com): The inaugural Open Science Summit kicked off Thursday afternoon at the University of California, Berkeley's International House. Some 200 participants have gathered to "update the social contract for science." The summit's chief organizer, a young intellectual entrepreneur named Joseph P. Jackson III, says his aim is to jumpstart Enlightenment 2.0. However, the first panel of presenters made it clear that Enlightenment 1.0 is mired in a bureaucracy run by careerist professionals.
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Emerging-technology expert calls for open access to academic knowledge

(timeshighereducation.co.uk): It is almost "criminally irresponsible" to hoard academic knowledge in the digital age, according to a Canadian specialist in the field. Brian Lamb, manager of emerging technologies and digital content at the University of British Columbia, also said that open educational resources (OERs) could help to reassert the academy's role as a "leader and guardian of free and open enquiry". He made the comments at the Open Educational Resources International Symposium in London, which was sponsored by the Joint Information Systems Committee.
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Delusions, Illusions, and the True Costs of Digital Publishing

(scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org): A premise of the Internet publishing revolutionaries has been that because distribution is ubiquitous, the marginal cost of content approaches zero, meaning that information should become much cheaper than it once was. In fact, it should be free once a modicum of cost is paid for - hence, the open access model, for instance, or the devalued online access prices for institutional access, for another instance.
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Apple sued for Overheating iPads: eBook Reader Outrage

(product-reviews.net): It has been reported that three people are jointly filing a lawsuit against Apple, over claims that the company lied to them about promises made about the iPad's eBook reading capabilities. According to this report from CNN, the iPad shuts off after a certain amount of hours, when exposed in direct sunlight. The users have said that Apple hasn't met it's promises when they said that reading on the iPad is 'just like a book'.
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