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For Magazines, a Bitter Pill in iPad

(nytimes.com): The frustration that the country's magazine and newspaper publishers feel toward Apple can sound a lot like a variation on the old relationship gripe, "can't live with 'em, may get left behind without 'em." Since Apple introduced the iPad last year, publishers have poured millions of dollars into apps in the hopes that the device could revolutionize the industry by changing the way magazines are read and sold to consumers..
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As The E-Reader Trend Grows, So Does Interest From Local Libraries

(palos.patch.com): Although the book publishing industry might have been slower than music and photography in embracing the digital age, the industry is receiving a major jolt from e-reader devices. Palos-area libraries have noticed the trend and either have, or are considering embracing the new technology.
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University Presses Face Watershed Moment in Explosion of E-Book Options

(chronicle.com): University presses want to get e-books into libraries and make those books readily discoverable by scholars, but many presses lack the technical resources to pull it off easily. As recently as last fall, they didn't have many noncommercial options if they wanted outside help. But soon they'll have at least four collective nonprofit or academically affiliated options to pick from. Large-scale e-book platforms organized by JSTOR, Project MUSE, Oxford University Press, and a consortium led by several midsize presses are all on the verge of going live.
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Sharing research data to improve public health

(blogs.openaccesscentral.com): Advances in information technology have revolutionised science by enabling researchers to freely and openly share large datasets with investigators beyond the original research team. Whilst data sharing is now the norm in fields such as physics and genetics, a number of obstacles including time and cost constraints, in addition to technical and ethical issues, have hindered the establishment of data sharing within public health research.
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Pirated content sites attract billions a year, says study

(news.cnet.com): Web sites hawking pirated software and other digital goods are luring in about 53 billion visits each year. That's according to a report (PDF) released yesterday by MarkMonitor, a company that protects online brands for its corporate customers. Piracy sites made up the majority of the 53 billion visits, while those selling counterfeit goods such as fake prescription drugs and luxury items accounted for a considerably smaller amount of traffic: about 92 million visits a year.
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