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Russian Ebook Market Matures, Shows More Potential for Growth

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What is clear is that the global ebook market is going to eclipse the American market many times over, and trad publishing is going to reap the rewards both in digital, audio and POD as they shift their print production to ...


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LETTER: e-cigarettes threaten huge public health victory

LETTER: e-cigarettes threaten huge public health victory | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Wisconsin has enjoyed clear benefits from four years of smoke-free workplaces. However, e-cigarettes are threatening that major public health victory.
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México will host next Media and Information Literacy Forum ...

México is in the most important moment of development in terms of the assumption of new technologies, says Ernesto Velázquez, Director of TV UNAM. Nevertheless, media literacy has not received adequate attention from ...
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Three UD scientists among Thomson Reuters' 2014 Highly Cited Researchers - University of Delaware

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Which Nation Has the Most Money-Smart Teens? Hint: It's Not the US - Entrepreneur

Which Nation Has the Most Money-Smart Teens? Hint: It's Not the US - Entrepreneur | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
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World Social Protection Report 2014/15: Shortage of skilled health workers, by country

World Social Protection Report 2014/15: Shortage of skilled health workers, by country | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Which countries have the biggest health-worker shortages? http://t.co/P5z5DihjVH http://t.co/ttgdAWsd1H
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Building health literacy requires a more engaging interface

Building health literacy requires a more engaging interface | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The ambition for a country focused on prevention and self-management, as outlined by the 2020 Vision for Health and Social Care, is lofty enough without factoring in that at least a quarter of Scots have poor health literacy.
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The Aspen Institute: The Public Library Reimagined -- Are Libraries Fundamentally Shifting? | YouTube.com

The Public Library Reimagined  -- As the institution continues to evolve, are libraries moving away from being mere repositories for books and increasingly becoming essential community centers? Panelists discuss the role of libraries as anchor institutions and centers of learning, and how they continue to innovate in radical ways after so many years.

Tessie Guillermo relates the important themes of "People, Place, and Platform" in public libraries, and how libraries connect people in a central, important community location, creating both a physical and virtual network that provides the platform basis.

"The Public Library Reimagined" took place on June 29, 2014 in Aspen, Colorado, as part of the Aspen Ideas Festival's Metropolis track. Sommer Mathis (Editor, Atlantic CityLab) moderated a panel with Brian Bannon (Commissioner, Chicago Public Library), Tessie Guillermo (President & CEO, ZeroDivide), and John Palfrey (President, Board of Directors of the Digital Public Library of America and Head of School, Phillips Academy).

 

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Research ethics under scrutiny in the summer school for PhD candidates | University of Helsinki

Research ethics under scrutiny in the summer school for PhD candidates | University of Helsinki | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
A group of Europe’s brightest doctoral candidates will convene at the University of Helsinki to discuss issues regarding research ethics. (RT @esahamal: LERU Summer school for doctoral candidate on research ethics in Helsinki.
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10 Real Time Content Discovery Tools for Curation, Engagement and Sharing - Top Rank

10 Real Time Content Discovery Tools for Curation, Engagement and Sharing - Top Rank | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

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Here’s a growing list of real time content discovery tools and content recommendation platforms that you might find useful whether you’re an independent consultant or a marketing leader at a Fortune 500 company:

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This is NOT your normal list of content discovery tools. Click-through to the article to read summaries of each tool. Excellent compendium.

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How to resize multiple images in Photoshop in the matter of seconds | Creative Nerds

How to resize multiple images in Photoshop in the matter of seconds | Creative Nerds | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
This screencast is a great easy to follow tutorial sure to save you a ton of time. The tutorial is in depth guide to how you can use Photoshop to resize a

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President of Kenya commits to ensure sustainability of the AIDS response in Kenya - UNAIDS (press release)

President of Kenya commits to ensure sustainability of the AIDS response in Kenya - UNAIDS (press release) | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
UNAIDS (press release) President of Kenya commits to ensure sustainability of the AIDS response in Kenya UNAIDS (press release) The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, pledged to continue working with the United Nations for the effective...
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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Industry Soon to Be Largest Source of Co2 Emissions | CircleID.com

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Industry Soon to Be Largest Source of Co2 Emissions | CircleID.com | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

There has been a lot of discussion lately on the environmental impact of the proposed Keystone-XL pipeline that is intended to carry heavy oil from the tar sands in Alberta to refineries on the US Gulf Coast.

 

I suspect at the end of the day the US government will approve the pipeline as GDP growth and potential job losses will always trump concerns over the environment.

 

However, the US government has been putting on a lot pressure on Alberta to improve its environmental standards as a quid pro quo for approving the pipeline. In response Alberta is exploring expanding their current CO2 emissions program to a $40/tonne carbon levy. In the past, all of the funds raised by Alberta's carbon emissions program was returned to industry to invest in dubious energy efficiency programs. But Alberta could really have a much more meaningful impact in terms of reducing CO2 emissions, that would more than compensate the emissions from the oil carried in the Keystone XL pipeline, if it invested some of this money into its local universities and R&E network — Cybera.

 

Although on the production side the tar sands are one of the biggest sources of CO2 emissions, the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry, globally is the fastest growing and soon will be the largest source of CO2 emissions on the consumption side of the equation. ICT emissions are produced indirectly from the coal generated electricity that is used to power all of our devices. Currently it is estimated that ICT consumes around 10% all electrical power growing at about 6-10% per year. According to the OECD and other studies ICT equipment in our home now consumes more energy than traditional appliances.

 

New studies suggest that the growth in wireless networks could be the single largest component of that growth in CO2 emissions from the ICT sector. In a recent report by the Centre for Energy-Efficient Communications, at the University of Melbourne-based research centre claimed that by 2015, the energy used to run data centres will be a "drop in the ocean", compared to the wireless networks used to access cloud services. The report predicts that by 2015 energy consumption associated with 'wireless cloud' will reach 43 terawatt-hours, compared to 9.2 terawatt-hours in 2012. This is an increase in carbon footprint from 6 megatonnes of CO2 in 2012, up to 30 megatonnes of CO2 in 2015, which is the equivalent of an additional 4.9 million cars on the road, the report states.

 

More worrisome is another report from Sweden KTH that predicts will need to increase the density of wireless base stations by 1000 times to meet the insatiable demand for the "wireless cloud". If this came to fruition, it would be incredibly huge jump in the demand of electricity by the ICT sector.

 

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£65m funding for research at Warwick University

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A multi-million pound research deal has been announced by David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, between the Warwick Manufacturing Group at the (£65m funding for research at Warwick University: The collaboration involves the...

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Encouraging Knowledge Sharing Using Web 2.0 Technologies In ...

Abstract: As the technology continuous to advance new technologies have emerged with the capability to revolutionize knowledge sharing practices. Web 2.0 exemplifies such new technologies which provides dynamic way of ...
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GOKb: The Global Open Knowledgebase

GOKb: The Global Open Knowledgebase | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
At its core, GOKb is a knowledge base that will describe electronic journals and books, publisher packages, and... http://t.co/BFbct9ajPU
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Lessons in girl power in Ghana's schools

Lessons in girl power in Ghana's schools | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
An interactive project is helping to keep Ghana's girls in school and away from early marriage (.@mgcubedGH aims to improve girls' education in #Ghana by using technology to broadcast live lessons to classrooms.
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Anti-Social or Social Community? How Young People Use Social Media in ... - AllAfrica.com

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Anti-Social or Social Community? How Young People Use Social Media in ...
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This study suggests five things to be done to counter the negative effects of information posted on the social media sites.
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Ebola outbreak closes United Methodist health center - The United Methodist Church

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United Methodist maternal and children's health center near Bo, Sierra Leone, closed after two children hiding there die of Ebola. (The Ebola outbreak has closed a #UMC health center in Sierra Leone for time being.
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Census Bureau Reports Majority of STEM College Graduates Do Not Work in STEM Occupations - Employment & Occupations - Newsroom - U.S. Census Bureau

Census Bureau Reports Majority of STEM College Graduates Do Not Work in STEM Occupations - Employment & Occupations - Newsroom - U.S. Census Bureau | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Census Bureau Reports Majority of STEM College Graduates Do Not Work in STEM Occupations (74% of STEM grads are not employed in STEM jobs, but have relatively low unemployment.
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Africa: Calls for Change in Africa's Higher Education

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The 'how' might be contested but there's agreement on one thing: universities need reform to help drive development.
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US Military Funds Studies on How to Influence Social Media Use - The New American

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Top 5 Problems with Technology in Education Today

Top 5 Problems with Technology in Education Today | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Technology has been used in most schools since the ‘90s (remember CD-ROMS?), but it still has some hiccups. We weigh in on some of the most problematic.

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Finding Female Role Models in Entrepreneurship - Business Insider

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Finding Female Role Models in Entrepreneurship
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Finding mentors is hard; finding a fellow female entrepreneur to mentor you can seem even harder.
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ScienceDirect.com - Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences - The Influence of Tourist Trends of Youth Tourism through Social Media (SM) & Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)

The development of Social Media (SM) and Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) has conveyed important changes in the behavioural models of tourists as well as in the way users search, assess, produce, purchase and consume information, products and services. Specifically, young consumers of tourist products, who represent the highest percentage of the users of new technologies, participate actively in various productive processes of tourist enterprises, such as the design, development and distribution of new products. Therefore, the main objective of this paper is the study of the effects that SM and ICTs on youth tourism. In particular, this study investigates the profile of young tourists’ actively participating in SM, as well as the effects of information absorbed through SM and ICTs on their travel decisions.

 

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Participatory Budgeting and the Use of Information and Communication Technologies: A Virtuous Cycle?

Participatory Budgeting and the Use of Information and Communication Technologies: A Virtuous Cycle? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
This text discusses whether the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Participatory Budgeting processes can promote more engaged forms of citizenship and democracy.

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