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Privacy laws being revamped as cloud computing takes centre stage -

Leveraging the potential of cloud computing, mobile computing and social media is critical to survive competition, it was observed at the recently concluded CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable held in Chicago. The invitation-only event was attended by 120 Chicago-area CIOs and IT executives. Produced by HMG Strategy, the event sought to… Read More

AIP, Ex Libris, OCLC and Serials Solutions become first to endorse KBART Recommended Practice -

The UKSG and the National Information Standards Organisation (NISO) have announced that the American Institute of Physics, Ex Libris, OCLC and Serials Solutions are the first organisations to publicly endorse the Phase I recommendations of the KBART (Knowledge Bases And Related Tools) Working Group, a joint… Read More

New grid initiative allows UK researchers to carry out collaborative research with peers across Europe -

Researchers connected to the UK's national grid service can now carry out long term collaborative research with peers across Europe through an improved network. Scientists in the UK can tap into the new grid initiative, called EGI.eu, to access computing power, data, software and storage space in over 50 countries.… Read More

Kindle App for iPad now available globally -

Amazon.com, Inc., a US-based multinational e-commerce company, has announced that its Kindle App for iPad is now available in all countries where the iPad is offered. The app lets users select from hundreds of thousands of books available in the Kindle Store on iPad and features… Read More

Google, Facebook face more scrutiny on privacy policies -

US lawmakers have reportedly strengthened their enquiry into the privacy practices of two Internet companies - Google, Inc. and Facebook, Inc. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee recently asked Facebook and Google to cooperate with investigations into privacy practices at both companies. Representative John Conyers… Read More

Library of Congress and Columbia University partner to develop geospatial data preservation clearinghouse -

The Library of Congress and Columbia University have announced an agreement to create a web-based clearinghouse of information about best practices for preserving significant geospatial data. The Library of Congress's National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) will fund development of the clearinghouse at the… Read More


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