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APD Brief June 2010 nibs

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APD Brief June 2010 nibs

GLAM-WIKI; Global Research Report on Africa; Georgia State University case; social media; Research Information Network; Ofcom proposes Code of Practice to reduce online copyright infringement; User Generated Content Principles

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British Book Design and Production Awards 2010

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The BPIF, Oxford Brookes University and The Publishers Association are pleased to announce the launch of the British Book Design and Production Awards 2010.

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India raids

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The PA is pleased to report on 2 recent raids from the anti-piracy campaign in India.

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The Cultural Diary

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Ever since London won the Olympic bid, there’s been much talk of the Cultural Olympiad and, on Wednesday, at the Whitechapel Gallery, the London Development Agency unveiled The Culture Diary, a free online listings for creative programming in London throughout 2012 on which can be registered any London-based cultural event or activity.  

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Book Aid International Appeal for Books

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Book Aid International aims to send half a million books each year to sub-Saharan Africa, where 153 million adults are illiterate, over 32 million children still do not go to school, and most people simply cannot afford books of their own.

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SYP Mentoring Scheme

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The SYP is running its Mentoring Scheme again this year, after its great success last year.

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CLA Introduces new licence to help people with print disabilities

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The Publishers Association has supported and is actively involved in efforts to make reading more accessible to those with print disabilities. As part of this, the Copyright Licensing Agency, in conjunction with the Right to Read Alliance and the Accessibility Action Group, of which The PA is a founding member, has released a new free license to support people with reading disabilities.

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The PA launches new website

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altThe PA has launched its new website today (2nd June), offering a range of new features, information and updates.

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Apple iPad hits the UK

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altApple’s latest and much-hyped gadget, the iPad has launched in the UK on Friday 28th May. A number of publishers have come out in support of the iPad and some ebooks are now being sold on the platform.

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Libel Reform Bill launched in Parliament

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Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC has launched a Private Member’s Defamation Bill to reform libel laws in Parliament.

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Aid Project Alerts May 2010

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In this month's issue there is a round up of aid agency news, three new projects and seven approvals

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