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Cases to Make E-Books Look Like Real Books

(wired.com): Originally, because early e-readers tended to ship with protective covers, there weren't many third-party accessory companies working on cases for e-readers at all. Cases with the look and feel of vintage books began as a homemade, user-driven phenomenon - and the easiest way to make a case that looks like a book is to start with a book.
   
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Should Open Access Journals Charge Submission Fees?

(scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org): Would open access journals be better off if they charged submission fees? A recent report, "Submission Fees - A tool in the transition to open access?" by Mark Ware for Knowledge Exchange, provides a complex answer to a seemingly simple question.
   
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Print will die

(itnewsafrica.com): The mercurial world of the Internet remains a catalyst for change. In recent history, iTunes, the seminal digital music download platform, has turned music distribution upside down. Now, with e-books poised to hit the mainstream, we're on the eve of a revolution to rival that, says Wesley Lynch, CEO of Realmdigital, the e-business technology, strategy and solution provider.
   
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The Future Is in the Cloud

(sys-con.com): The computing scenario in the business of the near future may very well look like this: every employee has a desktop computer and can send email, access the company database, pull up the CRM interface, generate invoices and letters, and do everything they always have. The only difference is, when you go looking for the data center that powers all this computing activity, you won't find it. The space that might have been IT has been given other productive uses. And the considerable funds that the company might have spent on extra IT staff has other uses as well.
   
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Time and experience are no friends of peer review

(timeshighereducation.co.uk): A study billed as the most extensive conducted of peer reviewers has exposed an unexpected flaw in the process. While it might seem safe to assume that experience brings benefits, the research by academics at the University of California, San Francisco suggests that no fewer than 92 per cent of reviewers "deteriorate" over time.
   
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