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2011-05-18 10:00:00

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bowker, the global leader in bibliographic information, released its annual report on U.S. print book publishing, compiled from its Books In Print® database. Based on preliminary figures from U.S. publishers, Bowker is projecting that despite the popularity of e-books, traditional U.S. print title output in 2010 increased 5%. Output of new titles and editions increased from 302,410 in 2009 to a projected 316,480 in...

2011-05-16 08:52:00

NEW YORK, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Feintuch Communications (www.feintuchcommunications.com) has been tapped by award winning author, researcher and tech industry pundit Jonathan Spira to get the word out about his new book chronicling society's battle with Information Overload. Overload! How Too Much Information Is Hazardous to Your Organization (John Wiley & Sons, May 31, 2011), tells how we arrived at Information Overload in the workplace and in our daily lives, and offers tips...

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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...

2011-04-16 00:00:28

netTrekker poised for continued growth with the expansion of its unique suite of digital resources and tools that meet the critical needs of educators and students. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) April 15, 2011 igotta, a new product from netTrekker, provides a virtual workspace, unlike any other on the market, for students to find, analyze, organize, and use information to complete a wide-range of school assignments, while developing the skills they need to be college and career ready. With the...

2011-04-01 00:11:32

LogiXML, the pioneer of web-based business intelligence software, today announced that Purdue University Libraries has selected Logi Insight to track and analyze the usage of library resources, including e-resources, which represent the largest and fastest growing part of Purdue's budget. Purdue joins Boston College, New York University, and Texas Tech University to adopt Logi Insight for Libraries. Mc Lean, VA (PRWEB) March 31, 2011 LogiXML, the pioneer of web-based business intelligence...

2011-03-28 15:56:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest business unit Serials Solutions and HathiTrust today announced an agreement to enable full-text search of the entire HathiTrust collection of digitized scholarly books from the Summon(TM) web-scale discovery service. Researchers and faculty at institutions with the Summon(TM) service will be able to use the library's own website to search the full text of its print books and serials, and discover materials relevant to their research...

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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...

2011-02-28 04:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Notable children's book illustrators have generously drawn upon their talents to support the California Campaign for Strong School Libraries. Aliki, Caroline Arnold, Joe Cepeda, Marla Frazee, Kazu Kibuishi, Brian Selznick, David Shannon, and Marianne Wallace created illustrations for the cause. The public can view the images and support school libraries when they visit the Campaign's LIBRARY STORE. Jackie Siminitus, VP of...

2011-02-24 10:39:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Information industry veteran Jane Burke, ProQuest Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, is a guest blogger for InfoViews. She will explore the latest developments in discovery and their impact on academic libraries in a six-part series that debuts this week. Ms. Burke's first post regarding user perceptions of the library is found at http://mhdiaz.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/user-perceptions-of-the-library. This new series adds a...


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