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Novel text analysis uses PageRank to identify influential Victorian authors

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Shutterstock A literature professor has developed software using Google's PageRank algorithm that has identified Jane Austen and Walter Scott as the most influential authors of the 1800s. Matthew Jockers of the University of Nebraska analysed 3,592 digitized novels published in the UK, Ireland and the US between 1780 and...
Novel text analysis uses PageRank to identify influential Victorian authors

Inkling Rolls Out New E-Book Publishing Platform

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E-book maker Inkling is introducing new software it says will make it much easier to produce sophisticated textbooks and other digital tomes. Inkling is positioning its Habitat software as a more professional option for book publishers than Apple’s new iBook Author. Until now, the start-up’s books have been created with...
Inkling Rolls Out New E-Book Publishing Platform

The Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print

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It was probably inevitable, but on Tuesday, it became official: the Encyclopaedia Britannica is finally going out of print. The news was confirmed yesterday by Jorge Cauz, president of Chicago-based Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., who told the New York Times that his company has decided to completely abandon print operations,...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print

Kindle under fire from low-cost 'txtr beagle' e-reader

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Budget e-reader the txtr beagle beats cheapest Kindle by £59 and has access to 400,000 books, but has no 3G or Wi-FiA German firm is to take on Amazon's hugely popular Kindle device with the launch of an e-reader - the txtr beagle - that will cost €9.90 (just under...
Kindle under fire from low-cost 'txtr beagle' e-reader

Amazon's political reading map shows which way your neighbors are leaning

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Religion, bathroom routines and politics are three things you should never, ever discuss at the dinner table. However, if you're curious about your neighbors' political reading habits, then you should check out Amazon's Election Heat Map. The bookseller rated the top 250 books with a "clear political bias," with...
Amazon's political reading map shows which way your neighbors are leaning

A Big Digital Kiss to Britannica: Change -- It Is Okay (Look It Up!)

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The folks over at Encyclopaedia Britannica posted today on to say they are discontinuing the 32-volume printed book edition of the invaluable information resource “when our current inventory is gone.” It’s an obvious and inevitable move — although I deeply loved my giant set of tomes back in the...
A Big Digital Kiss to Britannica: Change -- It Is Okay (Look It Up!)

Google-Publisher Deal Ignores Elephant In The Room: Fair-Use

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On Thursday, Google and five publishers settled a long-standing legal battle over whether scanning university-library books and using snippets in search results can be done without the permission of copyright holders. While the agreement lets Google continue its work, both sides deliberately avoided tackling the issue at the heart of...
Google-Publisher Deal Ignores Elephant In The Room: Fair-Use
Amazon now renting old-fashioned paper textbooks

Can Barnes & Noble Balance Physical and Online Sales Without Killing Itself?

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In what has long been a nightmare scenario for booksellers, the physical bookstore is becoming a showroom for the online shopper. After casually browsing the tomes in comfort, people will use their smartphone or tablet to buy their choices online at a much lower price. While most booksellers can...
Can Barnes & Noble Balance Physical and Online Sales Without Killing Itself?

Algorithms/Data vs. Analysts/Reports: Fight!

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Quick, what’s the second most traded commodity in the world, after oil? Sorry, no: it’s not coffee. In fact, while hard data is scant, it may well be — of all things — carbon. No, really. According to the World Bank (PDF) , the global carbon market was worth a...
Algorithms/Data vs. Analysts/Reports: Fight!
Book Buyers, Beware

3D book scanner blows through tomes at 250 pages per minute

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Dai Nippon Printing probably isn't a company you're terribly familiar with, but you might feel inclined to keep closer tabs on the Japanese outfit. With help from the University of Tokyo, Dai Nippon has created a book scanner that can plow through texts at up to 250 pages a...
3D book scanner blows through tomes at 250 pages per minute

The GigaOM Lean In discussion: Sheryl Sandberg and women at work

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We get a lot of unsolicited business and technology books at GigaOM: our editorial group table in San Francisco is littered with inspirational tomes, visionary essays, and other tips for people who hope to become highly effective. Most of these books gather dust or serve as makeshift monitor stands. But...
The GigaOM Lean In discussion: Sheryl Sandberg and women at work

How to Create Your Own Social Media Playbook

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If you are trying to plan out your enterprise's social media activities, it helps to have a playbook. Several companies have produced such a document, ranging from a few pages to more extensive tomes, and I wanted to give you some tips to preparing your own, as well as talk...
How to Create Your Own Social Media Playbook

The five key features of a quality ebook

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Ebooks can make an important contribution to knowledge but quality remains an issue for the academic community. Sophie Tergeist lists five ways to ensure your ebook is up to scratchAs one of the commissioning editors at an online publishing house specialised in e-textbooks, I have been at the coalface of...
The five key features of a quality ebook

Sourcebooks Brings Shakespeare to iPad: A Post in Iambic Pentameter

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Stuff that doth bring English majors delight, Chains other students to their desks late night: The works of Shakespeare, that prolific bard Whose plays and sonnets make high school so hard. Despair no more, there is an app for that! An iBook with which students interact. Shakesperience is the name...
Sourcebooks Brings Shakespeare to iPad: A Post in Iambic Pentameter

Encyclopedia Britannica's 2010 edition to be its last

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The 244-year-old Encyclopedia Britannica will be going out of print this year, abdicating to the likes of Google and Wikipedia. Most adults will remember looking up information in the IRL knowledge-base's volumes, but the iconic encyclopedia only represents 1 percent of the company's total sales today. Britannica traditionally published...
Encyclopedia Britannica's 2010 edition to be its last

WATCH: Fallon's 'Do Not Read' List

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What do killer slippers, severed heads, billionaires and babies have in common? Hopefully nothing, except they're all the subjects of the books on Jimmy Fallon's latest "Do not read" list. Yeah, this one is a doozy.Remember as Fallon laughs his way through this latest collection of ridiculous titles that these...
WATCH: Fallon's 'Do Not Read' List

Random House drastically raises the price of e-books for libraries

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Oddly, Random House deciding to triple the price of its e-books for libraries is being considered a compromise. While others, like Penguin, are pulling their electronic tomes from the virtual shelves of our lending institutions, Random House is at least willing to still play ball -- even if it's...
Random House drastically raises the price of e-books for libraries

Citia Lets You Skip the Boring Stuff in E-Books (And Get to the Important Parts)

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Downloading e-books can be so easy that your digital pile of “things to read” can so quickly become insurmountable. A new tech start-up aims to help you sift and skim through your nonfiction tomes and get to the important parts — quickly. Citia, a new software system from a New...
Citia Lets You Skip the Boring Stuff in E-Books (And Get to the Important Parts)
Now we know why Apple was leaking stupid iWatch rumors: Samsung's releasing one

Technospectives: What got you into tech, and why?

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With today being Memorial Day in the United States, we thought we’d do something a bit different than simply running through the daily news. We invite you to share your own stories of how you first got interested in computers and technology, along with any humorous anecdotes or watershed moments...
Technospectives: What got you into tech, and why?

The 21st-century textbook

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With new technologies constantly coming on-line, and with states like California, Texas, and Oregon allowing digital curriculum to replace printed curriculum, the question arises: what will textbooks look like in the coming years? Dale’s post, "A hunger for good learning," featured a fantastic video about teaching math. In a few...
The 21st-century textbook

Amazon begins renting paper textbooks

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Amazon has been renting out Kindle editions of textbooks for sometime now, but not all the educational tomes you need may be available in electronic form. And, believe it or not, some people just plain prefer paper to E-ink -- especially since its much easier to take notes in...
Amazon begins renting paper textbooks
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