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It's great to see that Princeton Theological Seminary is hiring a Digital Library Application Developer. http://bit.ly/9WsKDt Who know may be the they got the calling from the higher authority that apps will be crucial in content delivery in the future

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It's great to see that Princeton Theological Seminary is hiring a Digital Library Application Developer. http://bit.ly/9WsKDt Who know may be the they got the calling from the higher authority that apps will be crucial in content delivery in the future

Sourcebooks, Overdrive launch pilot to demonstrate the impact of ebook library lending on sales

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Publisher Sourcebooks and digital library distributor Overdrive believe that ebook lending through libraries increases an author’s overall book sales and name recognition. Now they are setting out to try to prove it. Sourcebooks and Overdrive are running a two-week pilot program called “Big Library Read.” From May 15 to June...
Sourcebooks, Overdrive launch pilot to demonstrate the impact of ebook library lending on sales

Judge authorizes class action status for aggrieved writers

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A New York federal judge has given class certification to authors fighting Google over plans for the world's largest digital library. Judge Denny Chin ruled that a class action is ""more efficient and effective than requiring thousands of authors to sue individually." Google was attempting to ban The Authors Guild...
Judge authorizes class action status for aggrieved writers

Penguin brings ebooks back to libraries with distributor 3M

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Big-six publisher Penguin is working with digital library distributor 3M Cloud Library to make ebooks available to libraries again — first through a pilot program with the New York City (NYPL) and Brooklyn Public Libraries (BPL), as previously announced, and then to 3M library clients nationwide by the end of...
Penguin brings ebooks back to libraries with distributor 3M

Google adds the scrolls of Genesis and the Ten Commandements to the cloud

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Following through on its mission to help digitally preserve the Dead Sea Scrolls, Google announced today that it's working with the Israel Antiquities Authority to bring more ancient text to the cloud. The latest archived entries include an early copy of the Book of Deuteronomy and part of the...
Google adds the scrolls of Genesis and the Ten Commandements to the cloud

The Internet Archive has saved over 10,000,000,000,000,000 bytes of the Web

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Last night, the Internet Archive threw a party; hundreds of Internet Archive supporters, volunteers, and staff celebrated that the site had passed the 10,000,000,000,000,000 byte mark for archiving the Internet. As the non-profit digital library, known for its Wayback Machine service, points out, the organization has thus now saved 10...
The Internet Archive has saved over 10,000,000,000,000,000 bytes of the Web

Publishers Back African Literacy Effort With E-Books

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David Risher, a former Amazon executive, has gradually found acceptance for Worldreader, the nonprofit he founded to bring e-books to Africa. Now book publishers have agreed to donate e-books to Worldreader, allowing it to triple the size of its digital library....
Publishers Back African Literacy Effort With E-Books

Scholastic enters the e-book fray with Storia and 1,000 children's stories

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Between Google Books, iBooks, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Sony... you'd figure the e-book field was crowded enough, right? Well, if you're specifically in the market for children's stories, things might look a little less packed. We guess that's why Scholastic is attempting to enter the fray with Storia, an e-reading...
Scholastic enters the e-book fray with Storia and 1,000 children's stories

Achievement Unlocked: Apple Wins Applecom.com And Appleprinters.com Domains After Its WIPO Complaint

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Apple doesn’t own iPad.com, apple.co.uk or many other domains that contain its name or the names of its products, but it is now the proud owner of applecom.com and appleprinters.com — two domains that were the subject of a complaint Apple made to the World Intellectual Property Organization about a month...
Achievement Unlocked: Apple Wins Applecom.com And Appleprinters.com Domains After Its WIPO Complaint
JSTOR begins offering free yet limited access to its online academic library

Simon & Schuster launches ebook lending pilot with New York City public libraries

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Simon & Schuster has never made its ebooks to libraries, but that is finally changing with the company’s announcement Monday of a one-year trial with the New York City public libraries. Beginning April 30, Simon & Schuster will make its entire ebook catalog available to the New York and Brooklyn...
Simon & Schuster launches ebook lending pilot with New York City public libraries
Barnes & Noble slashes Nook pricing ahead of rumored Kindle refresh
Amazon’s Kindle Lending Library balloons to 100k books
PS Vita has issues with PlayStation Plus minis, but fix on the way

Amazing Alex, Airport City and more on this week's Android app charts

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The top of the Android charts were once again dominated by apps we’ve seen in previous weeks, namely DeNA’s card-battle game Rage of Bahamut, which refuses to budge from the No. 1 spot in the list of top grossing chart. However, Rovio’s Amazing Alex made a respectable debut at the...
Amazing Alex, Airport City and more on this week's Android app charts

Penguin expands library ebook lending with Baker & Taylor

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Less than a year after big-six publisher Penguin stopped making its ebooks and digital audiobooks available to libraries, the company is distributing them again through new partners. Penguin, which is already working with digital library distributor 3M Cloud Library to make some ebooks available to libraries, has now expanded a...
Penguin expands library ebook lending with Baker & Taylor

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Amazon announces Kindle Paperwhite with illuminated, capacitive touch display

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Have you been enviously eyeing the self-illuminating screen on the Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight, but didn't want to give up your digital library of Kindle wares? Dear reader, today is your lucky day, with Amazon announcing the Kindle Paperwhite. No, not paperweight, Paperwhite. It has a new, front-lit display...
Amazon announces Kindle Paperwhite with illuminated, capacitive touch display
Google brings Ten Commandments online as part of expanded preservation project
How to use your iPhone, iPad or Mac to borrow ebooks from the library

First all-digital library in the U.S. will look like an Apple Store

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The library, slated to open this fall in Bexar County, Texas, was inspired by Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs. [Read more]...
First all-digital library in the U.S. will look like an Apple Store

Why You Can't Bequeath Your Digital Library

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You can't take it with you when you die - and when it comes to digital media, you also can't leave it behind, either....
Why You Can't Bequeath Your Digital Library

Google Says Guild Can't Stand in Place of Authors in Suit

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Google asked a judge to dismiss a copyright lawsuit by an authors group over a proposed digital library of books, saying the group can't stand in the place of individual authors in making copyright claims....
Google Says Guild Can't Stand in Place of Authors in Suit

Amazon outs Cloud Drive desktop app for Windows and Mac, allows easy access to your digital wares

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If you've been storing part of your digital library on Amazon's Cloud Drive, access to your goods just got easier. The outfit has released a desktop app for both Mac and Windows machines enabling uploads and downloads with minimal effort. For starters, you'll be able to drag and drop...
Amazon outs Cloud Drive desktop app for Windows and Mac, allows easy access to your digital wares

Amazon expands AutoRip MP3 feature to vinyl records

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Amazon.com customers who bought vinyl records from the site over the past 15 years may have a surprise in their online music libraries this morning. The company has expanded its “AutoRip” feature to vinyl, providing digital copies of tracks as a companion and backup for people who buy music in...
Amazon expands AutoRip MP3 feature to vinyl records

Amazon quietly begins rolling out its Kindle Store in Canada, but no devices in sight

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Amazon has quietly launched its Kindle Store in Canada, specialized blog The Digital Reader reports. This move occurs less than two days after its under-the-rader rollout in Brazil. While no official announcement has been made, the Canadian version of Amazon’s Kindle Store can already be accessed via several pages, and...
Amazon quietly begins rolling out its Kindle Store in Canada, but no devices in sight
Hacker and Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz dies

Google settles library lawsuit

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A seven-year legal row kicked off by Google's plans to create a vast digital library have been settled....
Google settles library lawsuit

Content curation service Pearltrees comes to the iPhone, expanding beyond websites to let you share photos and text too

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We’ve been long-standing fans of Pearltrees, the French startup that makes organizing content you find online into themes via shareable collections of linked ‘pearls’. Now it’s bringing the experience to the iPhone and expanding the kinds of content that can be shared via the service. Like the browser-based and iPad versions of...
Content curation service Pearltrees comes to the iPhone, expanding beyond websites to let you share photos and text too

Editorial: Let Google be a little evil

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Google's lawyers visited the Second Circuit Court of Appeals last week for a polite conversation with three judges and attorneys from the Authors Guild. You remember -- the book-scanning thing? Yes, the case is 7 years old and still unresolved. The Circuit Court is just a way station in...
Editorial: Let Google be a little evil
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