Meet Eliza Zhang, Book Scanner and Viral Video Star

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The glass rises and falls. Quickly and efficiently, a woman turns the pages to the rhythmic beep of the cameras. She never misses a beat.
In its first 48 hours, this tweet about book scanning at the Internet Archive went viral, reaching 7.7 million people. More than 1.5 million people viewed...

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Bay State College ‘Flips to Digital’ by Donating Entire College Library to the Internet Archive

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Bay State College’s Boston Campus has donated its entire undergraduate library to the Internet Archive so that the digital library can preserve and scan the books, while allowing Bay State to gain much needed open space for student collaboration. By donating and scanning its 11,000-volume colle...

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Amazon.com and ‘Big Five’ Publishers Accused of eBook Price-Fixing

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Amazon.com and the "Big Five" publishers -- Penguin Random House, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster -- have been accused of colluding to fix ebook prices, in a class action filed by the law firm that successfully sued Apple and the Big Five on the same charge 10 years ago. ...

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“In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries men who repaired to their studies most commonly wore clerical garb - a veritable labyrinth of symbols linked to religious orders, universities, and the professions of law and medicine.  Many young students in Italian Renaissance portraits are dressed in bl...

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