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Coexistence of Print and Digital

“The peaceful coexistence of print and digital media” is a compilation of notes from the 2006 Fisher Forum: “Book Arts, Culture, and Media in Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia: From Print to Digital”
 
In the following topics you can find the main issues concerning the managing of digital resouces by the University of Michigan regarding digitalization and print. 
 
 
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Life Cycle of Digital Library Materials

Management of the Life Cycle of Digital Library Materials by Marilyn Deegan is an academic paper that examines the development of digital content and digital libraries in the broader content of digital library developments. There is an implicit idea thoughout the paper of the need to invent or learn digital content for long term access, meaning preservation must be though in every step of the digital life cycle.

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Requirements for digital preservation

Digital preservation is considered an obstacle to build digital libraries in a sustainable way. In this article presents an approach to the requirements of preservation, and current models of digital archives.

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Cost & Access in Digital Material

Plans for a new facility are based on the assumption of a large and growing collection of digital resources. Such a collection should reduce reliance on print collections. Because of the unpredictability in economics and access of digital material, it is important to ensure that we are prepared in terms of space and budget. The underlying assumption may not be the one we imagined.

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Printed or Digital?

Is digital material better than printed?

There is a lot to consider before your business switches from sending out printed material to sending out digital and here are a few tips to help you make that decision a little more easily.

To print or not to print? Prevent waste, gain space… sounds great.

Most businesses print things: leaflets, brochures, catalogues, newsletters, magazines, Christmas cards. But print and posting such material is costly – a still bigger factor in tough times, when costs are rising but sales aren’t. Here are 4 tips to decide.

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Green, the new primary color

Everywhere, the move towards sustainable products is growing exponentially. What used to be offered only at organic fancy stores, are now common everywhere. Letterpress printers are joining this trend attempting to show their green side.

The reborn of letterpress has been one big re-duce,re-use, re-cycle movement.As new printers join the initiative, there are numerous chancess for creating a greener shop that’s easier on the environment and makes for a safer workplace too.

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How much does a website cost?

No one seems to want to talk about pricing. Most designers don’t publish their rates, and most of the companies would never say you how much they paid for their site.

The results of this situation is that it can be pretty hard to know how much to spent on design. Spend too much, and you’ll be accused of wasting money like those $300,000 logos you read about. Spent too little, and you risk ending up with a crappy “designed by my 14 year old nephew” website.

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7 Steps to Build a Better Brand

Say you’re standing in the elevator with a prospective client who says, “I’ve heard of you guys. Tell me about your agency.” There’s your only chance to describe what makes your company interesting, compelling and different. Instead, you say, “We’re a full-service integrated marketing communications firm serving a wide variety of clients.”

You’ve just missed an opportunity. Keep reading for avoiding situations like this.

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Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011

Steven Paul Jobs, 56, died Wednesday at his home with his family. The co-founder and, until last August, CEO of Apple Inc was the most celebrated person in technology and business on the planet. No one will take issue with the official Apple statement that “The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.”

It had taken a while for the world to realize how valuable Steve Jobs was. But Jobs knew it all along. That was part of what was so unusual about him. From at least the time he was a teenager, Jobs had a freakish chutzpah. At age 13, he called  the head of HP and tricked him into giving  free computer chips. It was part of a lifelong pattern of setting and fulfilling astronomical standards. Throughout his career, he was fearless in his demands. He kicked aside the hoops that everyone else had to negotiate and straightforwardly and brazenly pursued what he wanted. When he got what he wanted — something that occurred with astonishing frequency — he accepted it as his birthright.

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Future of the book for IDEO

This video is a design exploration of digital reading that seeks to identify new opportunities for audiences, designers, and authors to discover, consume, and connect in different formats.

As more digital information is being consumed, IDEO designers wondered why we continue to discover the old analog, page-turning model.  What happens when the reading experience catches up with new technologies?

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