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  • High textbook prices + Web 2.0 leads to alternative publishing models

    Relief might be on the way for those frustrated by high textbook prices, especially those who don't mind using electronic files, as we learn in Don't Buy That Textbook, Download It Free.   A new model of academic publishing that mirrors Web 2.0 patterns and vocabulary, rather than that of traditional publishing houses, is gaining ground.  Not wishing to burden his student with  the high costs of...

  • Plastic logic reader brings us closer to the newspaper experience

    A new digital reader aims to bring the newspaper reading experience closer to the traditional hardcopy.   As we noted in earlier entries, there have been attempts to expand newspaper readership (and e-book readership) by utilizing advances in technology. These have ranged from expanding the functionality of the reader (The future of the book?), to altering the form (The future of the...

  • Oxford University Press Journals added to online collection

    Dibner Library is pleased to announce the addition of Oxford Journals to our electronic resource collection. As a major international publisher of academic and research journals, Oxford University  Press publishes over 200 journals, many in partnership with the world's leading prestigious learned societies.  The collections cover Life Sciences, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, Medicine,...

  • Google plans to digitize newspaper archives

    In what will be welcome news for anyone with an interest in finding and reading information in old newspapers (either for fun or research), a vast quantity of old newspaper content will soon be available.  An article appearing in the in the New York Times,  Google to Digitize Newspaper Archives, explains that Google will begin scanning newspapers to create a digital archive.  At first, the...

  • Ten back-to-school tools to keep you ahead of the class

    Start the school year off right with these useful web applications and products.  The tools below can help you get organized, take notes, and even track a stolen laptop. Evernote is one of the most popular online note taking applications available. It allows you to easily capture information from your computer, the web or your phone, and makes this information accessible and searchable from...