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2013-11-14 23:03:25

Report explores expectations, institutional policies, and professional preparation for research data management. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has published "Research Data Management: Principles, Practices, and Prospects." The report examines how research institutions are responding to data management requirements of the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and other federal agencies. It...

2013-06-19 23:25:22

AMS Imaging has added the Xerox BookCentre to their product offerings in order to meet the increasing need for self-service book scanners for libraries and universities. Warwick, RI (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 New product offering designed to meet an increasing need for self-service book scanning for libraries and their patrons, the Xerox BookCentre S7141. AMS Imaging has today announced that they´ve reached an agreement with Scannx Corporation to sell and market the Xerox BookCentre S7141...

Google Settles Copyright Infringement Suit
2012-10-04 21:13:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google has announced today they´ve been able to strike a deal with the Association of American Publishers, ending a 7-year spat between the two. With this settlement, Google may have one more stone in place to build out their eBook service, Google Books. In 2005, the AAP, along with McGraw-Hill, Penguin USA, Simon & Schuster, Pearson Education and John Wiley, filed a lawsuit against Google for copyright infringement...

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2012-06-12 08:16:37

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com In Google's bid to create a digital book economy - way ahead of eBook publishers such as Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and other creators of eBook readers - a few lawsuits cropped up in the U.S. and internationally. This week a settlement was reached with two French organizations: Society of Men Letters of France (SGDL) and the French Publishers' Association. Google said Monday it reached an agreement with the two parties, according to articles in Reuters...

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2011-05-12 06:35:00

Internet search giant Google was sued for $14 million by three French publishers who alleged the search engine scanned thousands of their books without permission. Publishers Gallimard, Flammarion and Albin Michel filed the charges in a Paris court demanding restitution and Google has been issued a summons, a source in Gallimard's legal department told AFP. The publishers claim that Google scanned more than 9,750 copyright-protected works for its digital library. The publishers are seeking...

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2011-03-23 06:29:14

Google Inc's plans to bring an immense library to the Internet has been dealt a major setback by a US judge on Tuesday, rejecting a settlement with authors and publishers over Google's digital book-scanning project. In a 48-page ruling given 13 months after parties stated their cases in court, US District Court Judge Denny Chin said the proposed deal "is not fair, adequate and reasonable." "While the digitization of books and the creation of a universal digital library would benefit many,...

2011-03-22 16:07:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York Federal District Court's rejection of the Google Book Settlement is a victory for the public interest and for competition in the literary and Internet ecosystems. The U.S. Department of Justice and the State Attorneys General who fought to protect consumers and competition should be applauded. Judge Denny Chin's reasoned and thoughtful analysis was worth the wait. In his decision, Judge Chin confirmed that the...

2010-09-15 13:02:00

House Judiciary Committee Takes Proactive Step to Examine Anti-Competitive Behavior WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, September 16, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy will explore growing concerns about anti-competitive and monopolistic practices taking place online. The Open Book Alliance applauds the action and urges the subcommittee to use the hearing to continue their examination of the threat to online competition presented by...

2010-04-19 09:07:00

CLEVELAND, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) was recently awarded a $2.6 million five-year cooperative agreement with NASA to provide business management support in connection with its One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI). The OSSI will provide an agency-wide integrated system for undergraduate and graduate students applying for a NASA internship or fellowship. OAI will support a NASA-wide integrated recruitment, application, selection, placement and career...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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