Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary, eMuseum and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Friday, January 12

Editor’s Note: The following is a compilation of tweets from @PaulKBiba, the former editor-in-chief of Teleread and an editor of Project Gutenberg’s Facebook page.

Internationalization is fascinating: the ebook case (Jiminy Panoz)

Amazon and Apple head for Saudi Arabia but little prospect of a Middle East Kindle or iBooks store. (The New Publishing Standard)

Microsoft Quietly Rolls Out Its E-bookstore (PW) (Publishers Weekly)

“Never Use Futura” by Douglas Thomas is the most intriguing (Fastcodesign)

Six Reasons to Attend Copyright and Technology 2018 (Copyright and Technology)

Library and Archival Organizations in UK Discuss “New Business Models for Digitisation” (Workshop Report) (Infodocket)

Britain’s longest-running gardening show goes digital (EBSCO)

Wie soll die Zukunft des digitalen kulturellen Erbes aussehen? Öffentliche Umfrage zur @Europeanaeu – noch bis zum 14. Januar kann teilgenommen werden! (Europeana)

The Copyright Licensing Agency is applying for an ECL authorisation, which will allow organisations like ALCS to license unrepresented rightsholders as well as their members. The government wants your views: (Society of Authors)

A New Report for 2018 on Publishing’s Fragmented Software Market  (Publishing Perspectives)

Ecología del papel versus ecología digital, por Manuel Gil (Antinomiaslibro)

Register for Copyright and Technology 2018, and Get $100 Off (The Digital Reader)

SFWA Finally Notices Internet Archive’s Decade Old Open Library, Decides It’s Piracy (The Digital Reader)

Ebooks: Alter Real une nouvelle maison d’édition arrive au galop ! (Idboox)

New Kindle Publishing Guidelines (2018) Allow For 50MB Cover Image (The Digital Reader)

How Mid-Continent Public Library uses training to create eBook experts and reach new circulation goals (Overdrive)

Take a Virtual Tour of The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the World-Famous Collection of Renaissance Art (Open Culture)

Building Museums Symposium 2018 (ICOM)
Alert: Copyright Infringement By the Internet Archive (Writer Beware)

Meet Libby: The book borrowing app breaking the mold for Rakuten OverDrive (Rakuten Today)

Foreclosing on the future of the book (Kotte)

Norwegian startup @PublicaIO is “a publisher for the blockchain era” – but will authors bite? (The Bookseller)

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