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Internet Archive Tests New Ebook Lending Waters: In-Library, and License-Free

(libraryjournal.com): As evidenced by the recent commotion over HarperCollins's revision of ebook licensing terms, libraries and publishers have yet to find a lending model amenable to all the players. Just before the torrent of reaction to that story, however, the Internet Archive (IA) quietly laid two pieces of what may be the foundation for a lending model that librarians, at least, will find more hospitable. As part of its online Open Library project, the IA announced last week a new collection of some 85,000 ebooks-including many in-copyright but out-of-print titles-for exclusive lending among a "virtual consortium" of 150 public and academic libraries.
   
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Android security threatened by malware; Google pulls infected apps

(androidapps.com): Security seems to be a major theme this week, and for Android users, it's time to crack down on the growing malware apps that are taking over the market. Dozens of applications in Google's (GOOG) Android Market have been discovered to be infected with malware called "DroidDream," which can take over a user's device, compromising their personal data. Google has taken action, having removed over 20 apps from the Market, though it's unclear whether any downloaded infected apps have been removed from devices as well.
   
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Pharmacy OneSource Webinars on Bugs and Drugs

(wolterskluwerhealth.com): Wolters Kluwer Health announced that Pharmacy OneSource, software-as-a-service provider of Sentri7, a real-time clinical surveillance, documentation and reporting system, is offering complimentary webinars in March with Eileen O'Rourke on microorganism detection and Amanda Hansen on antimicrobial stewardship. Infection Preventionist Eileen O'Rourke will describe basic morphology of microorganisms. Amanda C. Hansen, PharmD, will examine implementing an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP).
   
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Asset Based Marketing: The Design Impact On Long Content

(b2cmarketinginsider.com): What makes you pull a book off the shelf and look inside? The publishing industry spends a fortune on jacket designs because a good cover will increase revenue. But with book sales, the cover only takes you so far. A cover design that doesn't appeal to the target audience affects sales.
   
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HarperCollins Responds To Library eBook Controversy

(mediabistro.com): HarperCollins president of sales Josh Marwell recently wrote an open letter explaining the publisher's controversial new eBook lending policy for libraries. The publisher decided that eBooks can only be checked out 26 times by library patrons until they expire, setting off a wave of Twitter protests and a call for boycott.
   
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