News and Announcements 11/10/11

Here are some more news items for Nov. 10th regarding Net Neutrality, the Expresso Book Machine Network and Paratext.

Senate votes against net neutrality killer

On a straight party line vote, the Senate voted not “to scrap the FCC’s net neutrality rules.”  These FCC rules “dictate how Internet service providers handle Web content for customers” and are seen by Senate Republicans as “overly burdensome to communications firms.” Net Neutrality remains a contentious issue and there are at least two lawsuits questioning the merits of these FCC’s regulations.

Baker Publishing Joins Espresso Book Machine Network

“Baker Publishing Group and On Demand Books, the company behind the Espresso Book Machine (EBM), have entered into an agreement to sell Baker’s list of paperback titles on the EBM “digital-to-print at retail sales channel” and enables “instant distribution of books, on demand, at point of sale.”

Grove Art Online and Grove Music Online Now in Reference Universe

Paratext has announced that “detailed metadata from Grove Art Online and Grove Music Online from Oxford University Press are now integrated into Reference Universe.  According to Paratext, the inclusion of this metadata within Reference Universe will ensure “increased accessibility to some of the most authoritative articles on art and music available.”

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