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Is there a future for dedicated eReaders?

(techpinions.com): When Amazon introduced their first Kindle eReader, there were a lot of articles that suggested that this device represented the future of books. Many wrote that thanks to the Kindle, eBooks would go mainstream and be the most popular way people would read a book in the future. To some degree, there was a lot of logic and truth in this idea.
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The system of subscription publishing is unsustainable: a 'mega-journal' with low article processing fees and peer review

(blogs.lse.ac.uk): Taking inspiration from the changes that Apple's iPod had on the music industry Dan Scott hopes that a combination of low article processing fees and peer review could make 'mega-journals' part of the future of academic publishing. The social sciences have a need for a new way of doing things that addresses the many contradictions and issues facing academia and scholarly publishing.
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Libraries adapt, change with advances in technology

(kccommunitynews.com): The evolution of technology does not mean the extinction of libraries. Patrons want our help with purchase recommendations for the popular eReaders, using the gadgets (straight out of the box), and accessing free books. They have their eReaders and now want their eLibraries.
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The Future of Education: Tablets or Textbooks?

(mobiledia.com): The federal government, book publishers and the technology industry are considering a large-scale effort to push tablets into public schools, raising questions about hidden costs to implement such a program. The proposed savings made headlines, but infrastructure issues and the effects of tablets upon learning deserve weighty consideration as well.
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Open Science on Quora: Why Are We Not There, Yet?

(intechweb.wordpress.com): In his Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science, Nielsen argues that networked digital tools, such as discussion boards and online marketplaces, can make it easier for scientists to pool their data, share methodologies, and find collaborators, and actually, that we are living at the dawn of the most dramatic change in science in more than 300 years. Everyone's incentive to share, even that of non-scientists, will add up to future public policies that still need to catch up with technological change.
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