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E-books raise issues on citation formats

(statenews.com): With the growing use of e-reading devices in academia, some students and scholars are working to find new ways to cite material. Organizations including the Modern Language Association and the American Psychological Association created guidelines for citing books in the new formats. However, many still struggle, primarily because of the inconsistencies in digital versions of books, said Terri Miller, head of reference services for MSU libraries..
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Is the internet killing the traditional bookstore?

(examiner.com): The internet is affecting how we buy our reading material and that has traditional bookstores concerned. The last twelve months have seen a decline in sales for the "brick and mortar" stores, thanks to more than just one option available to consumers. With the price of hardcovers and paperbacks rising to the point where reading is becoming a luxury that many can't afford, consumers have been looking to other avenues.
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No Weight Off Your Shoulders:eReaders might not replace traditional textbooks…yet

(falconaire.monmouthregional.net): The average college student will spend somewhere between 700 to 1,100 dollars on textbooks every year. That means by the end of four years of college, you could have spent as much as $4,400 on textbooks alone. A solution may be around the corner. New products such as the Amazon Kindle, the Barnes&Noble Nook, the Apple iPad, and the Kno allow consumers to download and store books onto an electronic reader, virtually making textbooks obsolete. Can these eReaders really eliminate the need for textbooks?
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Rethinking Copyright: Letting Free Be Free

(techdirt.com): Lots of folks have been rethinking copyright lately. Michael Scott points us to an interesting piece by someone at the Yale Law&Technology blog arguing that copyright only works for big companies and does more harm than good for "smaller" artists.
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Google, antitrust, and the 'Copygate' hypocrisy

(theregister.co.uk): Google recently made (countless) headlines when, after an intricate "sting operation", it accused Microsoft of "copying" its search results. Many missed the irony of "Copygate", but others quickly picked up on what can only be described as painfully obvious.
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