Archive | June, 2010

BTB #173: An Information Dream

Dennie Heye of Shell in the Netherlands, and Stephen Kizza, a librarian with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in Kampala, Uganda, began their information sharing adventure with just two shelves and two computers. Working together, and with the help of Special Libraries Association colleagues around the world, they continue to supply Kizza’s remote […]

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BTB #172: Publishing ‘Indies’ To Seek Certification

Digital technology and changing consumer habits are helping drive growth in independent publishing. But as Scott Flora sees it, that success can be made stronger with an educational program that “creates a [new] class of independent publishers who are recognized for their professionalism and the excellence of their product.” Certification is a common way for […]

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BTB #171: ‘Obama Book Club’ Meets At BookExpo

White House administrations generate books like leaves grow on trees. Only 18 months into the Barack Obama presidency, and already the titles are flourishing in publishers’ catalogs. Two of the most anticipated such books – THE PROMISE: President Obama, Year One, just arrived from Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter, and the forthcoming OVERHAUL: Inside the Obama […]

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BTB #170: Copyright & Corporate Culture

The challenge of the Digital Age is the ubiquity of content. And for businesses and research institutions, what you don’t know about copyright when it comes to digital content can create problems. Robin Neidorf, lead researcher and general manager for Free Pint Ltd., a UK-based publisher of resources, publications, sites and reports serving the global […]

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