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Internet Archive starts backing up digital books on paper

(arstechnica.com): If you want real long-term backups of digitized ebooks, then look no further than dead tree. At least, that's the consensus of the Internet Archive project, which has announced an incredibly ambitious plan to store one physical copy of every published book in the world.
   
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Faculty attitudes, perceptions and experiences of information literacy: a study across multiple disciplines at York University, Canada

(ojs.lboro.ac.uk): This Canadian-based survey research study investigates the information literacy (IL) instruction practices, attitudes and perceptions of university faculty at York University. Findings are based on results from an online survey distributed to all full-time faculty (1,451 in total) with a response rate of 15.2%.
   
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Take-up of smartphones, tablets increases sharply in UK

(smartgorillas.com): Take-up of smartphones, tablets and e-readers in the UK is rising sharply and users of such devices are also increasing their consumption of media "on the move" such as eBooks, according to a survey carried out by YouGov on behalf of KPMG. The KPMG Media and Entertainment Barometer, which is updated every six months, revealed that smartphone ownership increased from 27% to 36% of the survey sample.
   
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The Development of Open Access Journal Publishing from 1993 to 2009

(plosone.org): This study adopts a systematic method for studying the development of OA journals from their beginnings in the early 1990s until 2009. Because no comprehensive index of OA articles exists, systematic manual data collection from journal web sites was conducted based on journal-level data extracted from the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
   
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Publishers Grapple With Thorny Issues of Protecting Property and Going Digital

(chronicle.com): Collaborate and share-but protect your copyrights. That was the sometimes conflicting message heard at the recently concluded Association of American University Presses' annual meeting. Many of the sessions and conversations took a digital turn, too, as attendees compared notes on how to acquire, produce, and market scholarly e-books and journals. More than 700 scholarly-publishing professionals registered for the meeting, making it one of the association's largest ever. (About 500 people signed up for last year's conference in Salt Lake City.)
   
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