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Frankfurt Book Fair (II): Ebook Platforms

As I mentioned in my previous post, at the Frankfurt Book Fair two weeks ago Ebooks were certainly the buzzword. Interestingly enough, whilst everyone is talking about Ebooks, there are … Continue reading

October 27, 2008 · 1 Comment

Dodo or Dog Conference

 Following the metaphor dodo or dog (an extinct bird versus man’s best friend), the future of the scholarly book in the digital age was examined at the Dodo or Dog … Continue reading

October 22, 2008 · Leave a comment

Frankfurt Book Fair (I): Free Ebooks, Copyright and Piracy

As I visited the Frankfurt Book Fair last week, Ebooks and Ebook services seemed to be omnipresent. From E-readers to E-publishing experiments and from POD and software services to E-braries, … Continue reading

October 20, 2008 · 1 Comment

Open Access and eBooks

One of the most heard objectives against eBooks (let alone against Open Access eBooks) is that nobody is going to read a whole book from a screen. Especially in the … Continue reading

October 18, 2008 · 4 Comments

Open Access Day

Today (October 14th) is the very first Open Access Day.   From the Press Release:   “SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), the Public Library of Science (PLoS), … Continue reading

October 14, 2008 · Leave a comment

Content is Context, Content is Conversation

  Symposium Nederland Kennisland (02-10-08) http://klstudio.wik.is/   Kennisland (Knowledgeland http://www.kennisland.nl/) is an independent Dutch think thank with the overall goal to make Holland smarter. They try to achieve this goal … Continue reading

October 13, 2008 · Leave a comment

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