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AbeBooks

AbeBooks  

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Currently, the largest online seller (see world wide web) of second-hand and rare books. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the company was founded in 1996 as ‘Advanced Book Exchange’ by Keith ...
abstract

abstract  

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An abstract is a brief summary, epitome, or precis of a work, text, or document. Abstracts are often found, for instance, among legal papers—such as an abstract of title, in ...
Advanced Network and Services

Advanced Network and Services  

A consortium formed by publishers, universities, and Internet service providers set up to promote the use of technologies such as the World Wide Web in education, for example by promoting ebooks and ...
advertisement

advertisement  

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An attention-grabbing presentation in any medium which typically serves the marketing function of persuading consumers to purchase a product or service but which may also function to raise or ...
advertising

advertising  

A communication that is paid for by an identified sponsor with the object of promoting ideas, goods, or services. It is intended to persuade and sometimes to inform. The two basic aspects of ...
advertorial

advertorial  

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Advertising found on the World Wide Web which is designed to fit in with the editorial content and style of a Web page. This is a technique which is often used in conventional publishing but has also ...
agent

agent  

A person appointed by another person, known as the principal, to act on his or her behalf. The directors of a company are agents of the shareholders (the principal). See agency relationship.
amazon.com

amazon.com  

An online seller of goods and services, founded in 1995 by Jeff Bezos, which was mainly focused on selling books. Amazon.com was immediately successful and has a robust business model. Since its ...
animÉ

animÉ  

A form of Japanese graphic image which is particularly suited to publication on the World Wide Web.
application service provider

application service provider  

(ASP)A supplier that brings together all the hardware and software needed to operate an e-commerce supply chain, provides the software on a central server, and permits customers access to the systems ...
architectural book

architectural book  

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A conventional history of architecture publishing sees a text-orientated progress from the recovery of Vitruvius in the Italian Renaissance, through its celebration and elaboration in Mannerism and ...
art book

art book  

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Art and the book have a long common history, from books of hours to modern artists’ books. A new type of book, however, appeared once the history of art, in ...
bandwidth theft

bandwidth theft  

A form of hyperlinking which goes beyond that normally found in the World Wide Web. It occurs when the designer of a Web site links to a graphic image, audio clip, or video clip on your Web site in ...
banner

banner  

A feature on a Web page used for advertising. Typically, banners span the full page, are about one inch high, and contain graphics and links to other sites. They are a common advertizing feature.
bibliographical control

bibliographical control  

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The concept of having a comprehensive and searchable listing of the entire published output in a particular field. Universal bibliographical control—a popular later 20th-century idea for which the ...
Bibliographical Society of America

Bibliographical Society of America  

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Founded in 1904 as a development of the Bibliographical Society of Chicago (1899–1904), to promote bibliographical study with emphasis on American materials. It publishes quarterly Papers and ...
bibliography

bibliography  

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A list of MSS, books, and articles cited or referred to in a scholarly work, or thought relevant to its subject matter. Such lists are usually printed following the work itself.[...]
Bibliopolis

Bibliopolis  

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Electronic national history of the printed book in The Netherlands, a scholarly, interactive online information system (see world wide web). Bibliopolis offers integrated access to various ...
bitcaster

bitcaster  

A radio station that broadcasts live and in real time on the World Wide Web.
Blackwell

Blackwell  

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Oxford booksellers and publishers. Founded in 1879 by Benjamin Henry Blackwell (1849–1924), it grew from a space of twelve square feet in Broad Street to be one of the largest ...

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