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From Shelves to Internet: America's Digital Library Takes Shape

(livescience.com): Five-story robots patrol an underground chamber to retrieve books beneath the Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago. It's a sight that would impress most people, but U.S. librarians and academics have their eyes set on a still more futuristic concept. They want to build the Digital Public Library of America.
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Semiotics for enterprise search

(kmworld.com): Readers of KMWorld are comfortable with the semantic processes that knowledge management systems employ to make sense of business information. There are knowledgebases, taxonomies, controlled vocabularies and access control tags. Knowledge management is more than key word search and retrieval, although finding information is part of the discipline.
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The Changing Paradigm for College Textbooks and Libraries

(campustechnology.com): The debate over electronic textbooks and ever-increasing costs for traditional textbooks continues to rage. Part of these Web-era dilemmas ironically involves the willingness to face contradictions from the university's past.
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France attempts to impose e-book prices on Apple, others

(arstechnica.com): Passed last week by both houses of the French parliament, the new law updates France's 1981 "Lang Law" setting prices for paper books. Under that law, publishers could print their price on the back cover a book and every bookstore in the country had to sell it for about that price.
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Is Google eBooks Planning A Rental Service?

(paidcontent.org): What's next from Google (NSDQ: GOOG) eBooks? An e-book rental service, perhaps? Scott Dougall, Google Books Director of Product Management, wouldn't officially confirm that a Netflix-like model is in the works, but his tone suggested it's on the way.
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