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E-Books Poses Challenges For Nation's Libraries

(kpbs.org): Librarians from across the US are in San Diego for the next several days taking part in a national conference about the state of libraries. Organizers say one challenge most libraries are facing is the e-book revolution.
   
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Journal calls study linking vaccine to autism a 'fraud'

(ctv.ca): The editors of a prestigious medical journal are declaring that a British study, since retracted by its publisher, that claimed to have found a link between autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine was "an elaborate fraud" based on the "falsification of data." In an explosive series of articles that began publication Monday, the British Medical Journal declares that there is "no doubt" that lead researcher Andrew Wakefield manipulated and even falsified his data to show a link between the vaccine and both autism and bowel disease.
   
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Tablets and e-readers can live in harmony, says Amazon

(independent.co.uk): Amazon is keen to shake the notions that the iPad is a Kindle killer and consumers should either opt for an e-reader OR a tablet, but not both. For the second time in so many weeks the company has made the statement that "people are buying both a Kindle and an LCD tablet computer."
   
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When it comes to ebooks at universities the future isn't that scary

(oncampus.macleans.ca): Some Canadian universities are encouraging students to switch from paper coursepacks to electronic versions. The move is allegedly in response to rising copyright fees, individual ebooks will be cheaper than their print versions.
   
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China market: Over 1 million e-book readers sold in 2010, says Analysys

(digitimes.com): Over one million e-book readers were sold in the China market in 2010, hiking by about 168% from 2009, but the growth in 2011 sales will slow down to below 40%, according to Analysys International. The growth will slow down because E Ink will continue to dominate the e-paper market and e-book readers equipped with less expensive display screens will not be sufficiently available, said the consulting firm.
   
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