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New Archive of 800,000 Pages Documenting the Media History; Future of Libraries; Piracy and Book Industry…

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2013 at 08:30

New Archive Makes Available 800,000 Pages Documenting the History of Film, Television & Radio

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Film buffs and scholars have a new cache at their fingertips. The Media History Digital Library has made hundreds of thousands of pages of film and broadcasting history available in a searchable digital archive they’ve called Lantern, an open access, interactive library.

 

The future of libraries

“You have no idea how eager I am to ensure that the notion of ‘library’ does not disappear – it’s too important.”

Vint Cerf, 2013

Vint Cerf is considered a founding father of the Internet. After his involvement in a project that saw the first ever message sent from one computer to another on the ARPANET, a predecessor to the Internet, back in 1969, before he received his doctorate from UCLA. Today, Cerf is VP and Chief Internet Evangelist for a rather large online company you may have heard of – Google.

Piracy Doesn’t Harm eBook Sales, Publisher SaysWith a growing demand for digital books, the publishing industry is increasingly confronted with the issue of online piracy.

Boasting a collection of tens of thousands of eBooks,Springer is one of the larger publishers dealing with this emerging threat.

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