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In the new world order of ebooks, bq posits that libraries have to go
along to get along.
Amazon Versus the Rest
In her ongoing investigation of
how ebooks are affecting all aspects of publishing, Nancy K. Herther
tackles disintermediation and how some Davids, including IPG, are
starting to stand up to the Goliath known as Amazon.
Time for an Upgrade?
Need help deciding whether to go
for that next smartphone model? Richard Oppenheim says it depends on
what the new features offer; whether the corresponding apps provide any
true, nongimmicky benefits; and if the new phone will keep you
connected in the cloud with your groups of professional and personal
Part 2. Blogs and
Rachel Bates Wilfahrt follows up
her article on the role Twitter and social networks play in pharma by
examining the vast options presented through blogs and SlideShare to
stay in the industry dialogue loop.
Top-Level Domain Names
The More the Merrier?
Wallace Koehler reports on
the decision by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers, better known as ICANN, to create new generic top-level domain
names. After providing a history of domain names, he discusses the
implications for this potentially endless stream of new gTLDs.
Pinterest for Libraries
Are you wondering what all the
fuss is over Pinterest and whether libraries should even care? Irene
McDermott shares her love of this social bookmarking site and shows how
it can be another tool in the librarian’s patron box.
A Mobile Handful: More Survey Subjects
Gerry McKiernan inventories
more vendor products and services, from BigOne and Elsevier to Emerald
and Springer, providing descriptions and what types of mobile access
options and platforms/devices are available for each.
Due Diligance in Searching for Orphan Work Creators
Carol Ebbinghouse continues to
study the issue of orphan works and how due diligence is crucial in the
effort to track down rightsholders. She looks at the option of creating
a rights organization as well as two other simpler alternatives for
Kudos for “Silver Tech” article
and a defense of CAS.
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addresses, phone and fax numbers for all the companies, products, and
people mentioned in this issue.