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Stanford creating bookless library

(thestandard.com.hk): Stanford University is creating a new "bookless library" from two existing libraries-physics and engineering. The new facility will have a completely electronic reference desk, Kindle 2 e-readers, soft seating, a self-checkout system, and group event space. At the user's fingertips will be 28 online databases and more than 12 000 scientific journals.
   
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Can academic integrity exist in the Google Age?

(zdnet.com): Integrity refers to honesty in all personal, professional and academic endeavors. Integrity matters because it's at the foundation of any successful community. Without integrity, a leader cannot engender trust. Without integrity, academic accomplishments are almost meaningless. Without integrity, service to one's community is hollow..
   
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Web 2.0 Next: Companies Place Bets on Consumer Relationships and Collaboration

(scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org): Since the phrase "Web 2.0" was coined, its premise has been to allow users to dynamically interact with content and to interact with each other about content. Although more users have joined the social media parade, applications for dynamic engagement with content are probably only in pre-adolescence. But as the social community matures, new services are emerging to help businesses derive explicit practical value from the core Web 2.0 service base.
   
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The Rise of the Global University: 5 New Tensions

(chronicle.com): The Global Research University is the multiversity with much more mobility, more cross-national research and learning, and more global systems and rankings. Indeed, in almost every country, research universities are among the most globally connected of all sectors. Knowledge, the free currency of higher education, flows anywhere and everywhere, like quicksilver on a metal table. At the same time, global connections; global comparisons and rankings; and global flows of people, ideas, knowledge, and capital are transforming higher education.
   
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Netbooks vs. Tablets: How to Decide

(pcmag.com): People will always need laptops or desktops to do the heavy lifting when creating things like reports, long e-mails, managing their music and video libraries, and editing their photos and videos. But if content creation is important to a user, a laptop might prove a better choice than a netbook. People appreciate the portability of a netbook, but the devices' small screens and keyboards are not ideal for content creation. For the 75 percent of the time that consumption is the focus, however, tablets can be optimal. They are highly portable and offer an easier, more flexible way to surf the Internet, play games, read books, use mobile apps, and consume movies, video, and music.
   
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