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China's digital publishing coming of age

(en.ce.cn): In 2009, the total output value of the digital publishing industry in China reached RMB79.5 billion yuan, exceeding that of the traditional publications for the first time. Experts estimated that, the total output value of the digital publishing industry in 2010 would be over RMB100 billion yuan. The rapid popularization of digital and network technology has brought along the fast development of the digital publishing industry.
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Doctors Warn Against Relying Too Much On Google

(searchengineland.com): Chances are good that you've searched for health-related information via Google, Yahoo, Bing, or some of the other health-specific portals. Both Google and Bing continue to expand the amount - and quality - of content they show in response to our health searches. But, based on a recent study, the medical industry says we should be cautious when relying on the Internet for health-related information.
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CILIP welcomes government's support programme for public libraries

(news.scotsman.com): Flicking through well-thumbed and yellowing paperbacks could soon be a thing of the past as Edinburgh libraries prepare to roll out their first electronic lending scheme. With so-called eBooks becoming more popular, the city's libraries will soon be offering a wide range of books to download for a short spell. Library members will be able to access the library catalogue remotely through the new YourLibrary online portal, and when the rental period expires the book will simply disappear from their device. The system removes the need to physically borrow and return books, and the automatic deletion removes the misery of overdue fees.
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Canadian University Hopes to Lead Fight Against High Subscription

(iwr.co.uk): The government programme for public libraries will be led by the Museums, Libraries and Archive Council and the Local Government Association, It aims at supporting local councils to deliver key services while reducing costs. The programme will initially work with around ten library authorities, and then lessons learned will be shared with the wider public library network..
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Journals step up plagiarism policing

(nature.com): Major science publishers are gearing up to fight plagiarism. The publishers, including Elsevier and Springer, are set to roll out software across their journals that will scan submitted papers for identical or paraphrased chunks of text that appear in previously published articles. The move follows pilot tests of the software that have confirmed high levels of plagiarism in articles submitted to some journals.
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