Monday, July 20, 2009

Rewind. Recap.

The week that was...

Illustrations from one of our books got a new look thanks to Patti Sundstrom. Patti remixed our CC-licensed illustrations to create a new piece of work and put it up on her Flickr account. Read more about it here. We were also mentioned in the Guardian Weekly and one of our friends on Twitter sent us a scan of the article.

Send in your entries for the Inaugural Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize- 2009 before 1st September, 2009. You can also send in your entries for The Manthan Award for digital content initiatives from India and South Asia. The Belgaum Zilla Sahitya Parishat has invited entries from writers for its district-level annual awards.

Read about the solar eclipse that will occur on 22nd July, 2009. Google Image Search now has the option to search for Creative Commons-licensed images. Also, read about the School Choice Campaign's Pahal scheme in Uttarakhand.

Reliance Communications is all set to launch a book that can be received via SMS. Codex Sinaiticus, the world's oldest Bible, is now online and the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary which contains almost the entire vocabulary of English has finally been published. The Malayalam book Aithihyamaala has also been translated into English in the form of 'Lore and Legends of Kerala'. The French Revolution, a novel by Matt Stewart, will be published on Twitter (130 characters at a time). '360 Degrees Longitude' is a book about one family's journey around the world and it employs the use of maps and Google Earth in its narrative. Kirtas Book has come up with an initiative where customers can 'Invest in Knowledge' by paying for the digitization of a book and getting a share in the future profits of the book.

Pay a visit to our Twittering Thursday post to find more links to interesting news from our Twitter account.

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