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Universities Join Together to Support Open-Access Policies

(chronicle.com): The University of Kansas has had a faculty-approved open-access mandate in place since 2009. What it hasn't had is a group of like-minded institutions to share ideas with about how to support such policies. Kansas and 21 other universities and colleges recently announced that they're joining forces to form the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, or Coapi.
   
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The Three Keys to Japan's Future E-book Growth

(publishingperspectives.com): The growth of Japan's e-book market has been stymied by its publishers. To cope, frustrated consumers are creating their own digital copies of books from printed books. The practice is called "Jisui," ("cooking one's own meals"). New book scanning services have emerged to meet the growing demand from the tablet and PC readers.
   
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Apple comes under fire after Amazon adjusts Kindle app

(pcadvisor.co.uk): Apple has come under fire after changes to the iTunes App Store led Amazon to alter its Kindle app. The changes, which were first announced in August but only introduced on June 30, saw app developers being required to hand over 30 percent of cost of any content they sold via an app hosted in the iTunes app store. As a result, Amazon removed a link to the Kindle Store in the app that allows iPhone and iPad users to download and read ebooks on their iOS device.
   
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Google needs to clean up its Android Market malware mess

(zdnet.com): It's not that Android is uniquely vulnerable to malware. It's not. In fact, Android, which is based on Linux, has not only the Linux operating system's higher than usual resistance to attack; it also has the advantage of running applications in a Java-like virtual machine (VM), Dalvik. What all that means is that malware should actually have a great deal of trouble running on any Android device, and even if it does get on one, it should be locked in the VM where it can't harm any other applications.
   
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Copyright or copywrong? How journals control access to research

(theconversation.edu.au): The open access argument does not apply to literature that does return royalties to the author. Indeed, the less money universities tie up in the expensive acquisition of the refereed research literature, the more would be available to buy publications that do return royalties to authors and their publishers.
   
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