Latest Library and information science Stories

2009-05-29 12:11:55

The European Union's executive body is going to study Google’s plans to make money from its books, which are available online, after Germany said the Internet search giant's project openly disregards EU copyright laws.

2009-05-28 07:00:00

Proprietary Annotation Platform Enables Stakeholders and Experts to view all Relevant Documents and Engage in Dynamic, Contextual Discussion for Public Record NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- SharedBook Inc., the custom publishing enabler, announces the launch of a new digital platform to facilitate public debate on Google's settlement with the book publishing industry in an unprecedented way, using SharedBook's patented digital annotation technology.

2009-05-19 12:00:00

ALA -- your Connection to Knowledge, Resources and Networking LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), the leading international association that provides education, resources, and support to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies, announced the roll out of a new brand strategy today at its Annual Conference in New Orleans.

2009-04-22 11:13:00

New Service Recaptures Millions in Lost Time and Productivity NEW YORK, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A new service from Basex (www.basex.com) is helping companies pinpoint opportunities to reduce the amount of information overload and simultaneously reduce costs within their organizations. Information overload describes an excess of information that results in the loss of ability to make decisions, process information, and prioritize tasks.

2009-04-20 12:02:09

Officials at UNESCO headquarters in Paris announced the launch of the World Digital Library on Monday.

2009-04-06 10:11:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google's proposed settlement with authors and publishers raises antitrust concerns, Consumer Watchdog said today and the nonpartisan, nonprofit group called on the U.S. Department of Justice to intervene.

2009-04-04 12:50:00

U.S. Internet search engine giant Google should not be allowed nearly exclusive rights to out-of-print books for its online publishing venture, critics say.

2009-03-05 15:51:00

Combined Company to Offer Both Live and On-Demand Content Production Workflows, Warrant Exercise Enhances ViewCast Capital Structure PLANO, Texas and BLOOMINGTON, Minn., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViewCast Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VCST), a developer of industry-leading hardware and software for the transformation and delivery of professional quality video over broadband and mobile networks, and Ancept Media Server, LLC, a pioneer in digital asset management solutions, today...

2009-02-11 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Court-ordered process of officially notifying authors, publishers, and other copyright-holders about the landmark Google Book Search class-action settlement is underway.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.