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iCopyright Introduces Two New Instant Licensing Services

Jun
04

SEATTLE, Washington, June 4, 2008 -- iCopyright has launched two new instant licensing services that help online publishers promote lawful reuses of their copyrighted content while protecting their rights. These services are responsive to the explosive growth in blogging and social networking, where sharing valued content is appealing to readers but often vexing to the original publishers.

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World's Smallest Self-Check for Libraries

May
29

www.LATcorp.com - Library Automation Technologies, Inc. Robert Baker, 856-566-4121 [email protected] Library Automation Technologies, Inc. (LAT), a leader in library automation products, announces FlashScan-MAXine(TM), a small form-factor system that doesn't sacrifice any features or performance due to its tiny size. Measuring only 33"W x 22"D x 22"H the FlashScan-MAXine(TM) system can fit into virtually any space in the library to offer patrons unprecedented convenience in self-service with no limitations.

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The San Francisco Chocolate Factory Launches New Book Lover's Chocolate

May
29

The San Francisco Chocolate Factory Launches New Book Lover's Chocolate. The San Francisco Chocolate Factory was created in 1999 to provide chocolate lovers with gourmet-quality, superbly packaged chocolates at non-gourmet prices. "Since we debuted in 1991, we've become a favorite with San Francisco local sand visitors as well," Founder and CEO Mike Litton said. But the business is expanding beyond the Bay Area in California to other parts of the US and the world, including Canada and Europe.

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Bactrian Gold begins US Tour. The Kabul Case, a fictional short story, from Scriblist.com, captures the magic of the inspirational true story in Afghanistan.

May
24

LONDON, May 25, 2008: The Bactrian Gold, the legendary collection of over 2,000 artifacts from Afghanistan, opens today to the public for viewing at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. It is the inspiration in the fictional story ‘the Kabul Case’, written collaboratively by four British competition winning authors, published in the collection "Five Green Bananas", Book One from scriblist.com, in April 2008.

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OCLC and Google to exchange data, link digitized books to WorldCat

May
21

OCLC and Google Inc. have signed an agreement to exchange data that will facilitate the discovery of library collections through Google search services.

Under terms of the agreement, OCLC member libraries participating in the Google Book Search™ program, which makes the full text of more than one million books searchable, may share their WorldCat-derived MARC records with Google to better facilitate discovery of library collections through Google.

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McMaster University Library Partners With Kirtas Technologies, Ristech and Lulu.com to Unleash Thousands of Rare Books to the World

May
21

With the support of Kirtas' Canadian reseller Ristech, McMaster
University will be using the Kirtas APT BookScan 2400RA to digitize rare,
out-of-print books. Once the books are digitized and processed, files will
be made available to the world on the Internet through the university
library and for sale as print-on-demand books on Lulu.com.

"We have significant collections that we would like to make more widely
accessible through digitization," said Jeffrey Trzeciak, University
Librarian at McMaster University. "The digitization technology provided by

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Back2Press Books Launched—New Imprint Seeks Unhappy Authors Whose Books Failed After Selling 100,000+ Copies

Apr
24

Why are authors whose books sold over 100,000 copies often not happy? Because many have asked themselves: “If my book could sell 100,000 copies, why not a million?”

According to Lynne W. Scanlon, founder and publisher of the new imprint, Back2Press Books, the answer is that it could have … and it should have … and it still can.

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