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2009-08-10 11:30:00

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Aug.

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2009-07-25 13:45:59

Google's book scanning project is already facing anti-trust criticism and awaiting court approval, and now it has also raised concerns amongst privacy advocates and civil liberties groups.

2009-07-10 12:22:00

CAPE CORAL, Fla., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlimited Priorities Corporation, a company specializing in support for organizations within the information industry, has announced the sale of AgeLine, an online bibliographic database produced by AARP and focused on the subject of aging and middle-aged and older adults, to EBSCO Publishing. Unlimited Priorities initiated the transaction, helped manage the process, assisted in the negotiations and acted as the exclusive strategic and financial...

2009-07-08 08:00:00

NEW YORK, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Overload Awareness Day, a new workplace observance that calls attention to the problem of information overload and how it impacts both individuals and organizations, will take place on August 12, 2009. Information overload describes an excess of information that results in the loss of ability to make decisions, process information, and prioritize tasks.

2009-07-06 09:26:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest is leveraging its extensive research of end-users, librarians and faculty search behaviors to drive the creation of an all-new platform that will redefine the search experience for library users around the world.

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2009-07-03 11:40:00

Reports say that US anti-trust regulators are investigating a $125 million deal Google made with book publishers to settle copyright issues.

2009-06-22 08:34:00

In first public interview, Michael Healy looks into digital publishing future DANVERS, Mass., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his first public interview, the expected executive director of the Book Rights Registry (BRR) said that, "the involvement of Google in [the publishing] marketplace, and others, is going to be part of the transformational character of [the industry over] the next few years." A month ago, the publishing trade media reported that Michael Healy, who is currently...

2009-06-16 06:45:00

BEIJING, June 16 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Ku6 (www.ku6.com), a leading video website in China, announced today the launch of the "Original Work Members Management System", hoping to better protect the interests of original works and their creators, as well as enhancing copyright management of original videos and standardizing copyright ownership regulations. Ku6's "Original Work Members Management System" focuses on protecting the rights and interests of the original works and their creators.

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2009-06-02 09:55:00

Google announced on Monday that it intends to begin selling new e-books online sometime this year.

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2009-05-31 18:50:00

US librarians are facing a growing number of complaints about the books on their shelves these days, records indicate.


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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