IT Trends :: Thursday, November 2, 2006

Deals, Contracts, Awards

Wisconsin Library Joins Google Book Project

The UW-Madison libraries and the Wisconsin Historical Society Library have joined the Google quest to scan every book in creation, causing yet more spinning-in-graves from the founders of the current big publishing houses. Their books and documents represent one of the largest U.S. collections of historical and government documents. They will be selected from a combined 7.2 million library holdings…

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Apple Has Its Best Back-to-School Quarter Ever

Macintosh purchases for school in 2006 are up nearly 50 percent over 2005. It is solidly the number two choice for college-age students, behind Dell. Apple, which rapidly lost its market share on campuses in the 1990s, is now quickly expanding its presence at colleges and universities. The rise of iTunes and the iPod, Apple’s marketing coup of positioning itself as an especially hip brand, and an overall increase in laptop purchases, a sector in which Apple proves particularly strong among college-aged buyers, all contribute to the trend…

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