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Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule. | fun tools & publishing | Scoop.it
Stephen King (via maxkirin) ("Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word.

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Which Country Reads the Most?

Which Country Reads the Most? | fun tools & publishing | Scoop.it
According to the NOP World Culture Score Index, readers in India are making the rest of us look bad.
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40 years of ebooks

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E-books turn 40 this year and for the past couple of weeks we've been working hard to make something unique to celebrate it.

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, January 30, 2014 11:08 PM

Happy 40th birthday ebooks.  Thought you were much younger!

AlisonMcNab's curator insight, January 31, 2014 5:06 AM

We owe much to Michael S Hart for his foresight in setting up Project Gutenburg - offering  open access platform-agnostic e-books through crowdsourcing - 40 years ago

Luz Eugenia Aguilar González's curator insight, February 25, 2014 10:40 AM

yo cada vez leo más y más rápido en el

kindle

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The End of an Era for Academia.edu and Other Academic Networks?

The End of an Era for Academia.edu and Other Academic Networks? | fun tools & publishing | Scoop.it
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Elsevier has issued a sweeping series of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) take down notices regarding Elsevier-published content to Academia.ed...
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MetaGer: Ειδικευμένη μηχανή αναζήτησης για metadata

MetaGer: Ειδικευμένη μηχανή αναζήτησης για metadata | fun tools & publishing | Scoop.it
Μια Ανοιχτού Κώδικα, ειδικευμένη μηχανή αναζήτησης για μεταδεδομένα!
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Πιο geeky και βιβλιοθηκονομικό δεν έχει, αλλά φανταστική ιδέα!

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Z39.7 Standing Committee Workroom - National Information Standards Organization

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Bibliodata's curator insight, August 24, 2013 3:01 PM

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of the fifth edition of the standard ANSI/NISO Z39.7, Information Services and Use: Metrics and Statistics for Libraries and Information Providers – Data Dictionary. The purpose of the Z39.7 Data Dictionary is to assist the information community in the identification, definition, collection, and interpretation of statistical data used to describe the current status and condition of libraries in the United States. It absorbs many of the de facto definitions established in various national surveys and data collection programs to provide a body of valid and comparable data on American libraries.

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Why are publishers the new villain in the digital age?

Why are publishers the new villain in the digital age? | fun tools & publishing | Scoop.it

As Amazon tears down the gates around literary culture, even independents are caught in the crossfire.

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Why book publishers are still dragging their heels on selling you e-books

Why book publishers are still dragging their heels on selling you e-books | fun tools & publishing | Scoop.it

While readers have enthusiastically embraced digital publishing, the book industry itself has continually dragged its heels. Even those who’ve embraced digital review platforms like NetGalley have been reluctant to make similar leaps for retail sales of digital books, and their reticence has limited consumer access to digital titles, particularly backlist – the same books consumers have the most difficulty finding in print.

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Warwick, Harvard and Insead scoop the academic ‘Oscars’ - FT.com

Warwick, Harvard and Insead scoop the academic ‘Oscars’ - FT.com | fun tools & publishing | Scoop.it
Forget the Oscars, the Baftas, the Grammies and the Brit awards, in academic publishing circles there is little to beat the annual case awards from the European Case Clearing House (ECCH).
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The eReader Isn’t Dead – Tablet, eReader Ownership Increased Over Christmas

The eReader Isn’t Dead – Tablet, eReader Ownership Increased Over Christmas | fun tools & publishing | Scoop.it
The eReader Isn’t Dead – Tablet, eReader Ownership Increased Over Christmas...

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The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use

The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use | fun tools & publishing | Scoop.it
If you go to the Getty Images website, you'll see millions of images, all watermarked. There are more than a hundred years of photography here, from FDR on the campaign trail to last Sunday's...
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Book By Its Cover - A site that celebrates the printed page.

Book By Its Cover - A site that celebrates the printed page. | fun tools & publishing | Scoop.it
Book By Its Cover is a site devoted to showcasing creative publications. While digital media is flourishing, this site hopes to bring attention to the beauty of the printed page.
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How Do E-Books Change the Reading Experience?

How Do E-Books Change the Reading Experience? | fun tools & publishing | Scoop.it
Mohsin Hamid and Anna Holmes discuss how technology affects our reading habits.
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Ray Bradbury's unknown universe of realist fiction

Ray Bradbury's unknown universe of realist fiction | fun tools & publishing | Scoop.it
A legendary figure in SF and fantasy, Bradbury was also a – little-known – master at depicting the everyday
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Five Inappropriate Parenting Books Every Reader Will Enjoy

Five Inappropriate Parenting Books Every Reader Will Enjoy | fun tools & publishing | Scoop.it
Parenting books are good at conveying a deep sense of inadequacy - even if you're not a parent! Fortunately, comedic writers have responded in kind. Here's to you, Dr. Sears.
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Plot thickens for authors as Penguin and Random House merger creates £2.6bn powerhouse

Plot thickens for authors as Penguin and Random House merger creates £2.6bn powerhouse | fun tools & publishing | Scoop.it

The new Penguin Random House will control a quarter of world book publishing, and this has many in the industry, from writers and agents to smaller publishers, worried.

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New publishing models test the water | Chemistry World

New publishing models test the water | Chemistry World | fun tools & publishing | Scoop.it
Several new services have launched that deviate from the current publishing models
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Νέα λειτουργία αναζήτησης αρχείων GIF από την Google

Νέα λειτουργία αναζήτησης αρχείων GIF από την Google | fun tools & publishing | Scoop.it
Μπορεί οι κινούμενες εικόνες GIF να έχουν κάνει την εμφάνισή τους εδώ και περίπου 25 χρόνια, όμως μόλις πρόσφατα μας δόθηκε η δυνατότητα......
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Microsoft's vision of our future is big screens and big data

Microsoft's vision of our future is big screens and big data | fun tools & publishing | Scoop.it
Microsoft had a handful of journalists at its new Envisioning Center last week to show off its latest and greatest technology. Here’s what it demonstrated.

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How to use a Kindle as a bookmark

How to use a Kindle as a bookmark | fun tools & publishing | Scoop.it

Artist Rossetti Rogers posted a picture of her mother using a Kindle as a print bookmark on Twitter, turning a simple photograph into an online literary phenomenon.

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