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iPaper Everywhere: Academia.edu

Every so often, we like to highlight iPaper integrations that catch our eye, and today we’re shining the spotlight on Academia.edu.

Academia.edu is a place for academics to host their own webpage and find other academics. Unlike other university indexes, Academia.edu presents its listings in an innovative “tree” format that makes it easy to trace relationships between academics, their universities, and their specific departments.

Academia.edu makes it easy to publish your papers, dissertations, and theses. When you add documents to your profile, the site will display them in iPaper!

Click here to see Academia.edu and iPaper in action!

2 Cool 4 School

Scribd was mentioned today in a cool article at Condé Nast’s Portfolio.com:

I had first noticed Drop.io in June when it partnered with Scribd, a web-publishing upstart where anyone can publish anything for the entire world to see. The best stuff rises to the top in a wisdom of the crowds sort of way, but at the same time, scribd content also enjoys long tail advantages so that an audience can find it. (How’s that for overusing jargon?)

Read the whole thing here.

Labmeeting makes science easier with iPaper!

Labmeeting (http://labmeeting.com) is a new site where scientists, researchers, and students can share and archive scientific and academic content. In addition to scheduling labs and communicating with your partners, you can upload your lab documentation and display it in iPaper!

Obama for America on Scribd


Scribd is proud to announce that Obama for America, the national campaign for Presidential candidate Barack Obama, has created an official Scribd account at http://scribd.com/barackobama. Obama for America will upload selected documents and publications to the account to share with readers, including Barack Obama’s Blueprint for Change, Barack’s Plan To Support Working Women And Families, and many more!

Now, you too can embed Barack Obama documents on your blog. Simply select Embed Codes from the iPaper menu, then copy the code, and paste it into your webpage!

The campaign is also featuring their documents in iPaper on their official blog. Check it out!

Public Domain/Copyright Slide Rule

We often hear from users that have scans of old books that they’d like to upload, but they’re not sure of the copyright status of the document. Michael Brewer at the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy has created a unique slide rule that provides an overview of the general probability of copyright protection for legacy content published in the United States. Check it out if you’re ever unsure of a document’s copyright status.


http://librarycopyright.net/digitalslider/

Scribd and Lulu: Two great tastes that taste great together


Lulu (http://lulu.com), one of the largest self-publishing websites on the Internet, offers a broad set of web-based tools for on-demand printing and publishing of user-generated books and other content. Lulu and Scribd have joined forces to offer free content via iPaper, Scribd’s web-based document viewer. Starting this month, you will find a broad selection of Lulu’s most popular free content available for online reading with iPaper. We’re really excited by the unprecedented options that Scribd and Lulu together can offer publishers of all stripes!

Photo by Bob Fornal

Scribd and Lulu: Two great tastes that taste great together


Lulu (http://lulu.com), one of the largest self-publishing websites on the Internet, offers a broad set of web-based tools for on-demand printing and publishing of user-generated books and other content. Lulu and Scribd have joined forces to offer free content via iPaper, Scribd’s web-based document viewer. Starting this month, you will find a broad selection of Lulu’s most popular free content available for online reading with iPaper. We’re really excited by the unprecedented options that Scribd and Lulu together can offer publishers of all stripes!

Photo by Bob Fornal

Scribd Uploader for Mac OS now available!

Scribd’s desktop uploader is now available for Mac OSX! Now Mac users can more easily upload, title, tag, and describe large batches of documents. Download both the Mac and Windows version of the uploader on our Tools page.

iPaperous

It seems like every day that we hear about a new site that’s using iPaper to bring rich document support to their readers. Every time we think we’ve found all the uses for iPaper, another group of entrepreneurs hands us a happy surprise. Here are three recent integrations that have recently caught our eye:



Kosmix is a search engine that aggregates content from several sources – including Scribd – and displays them in an easy-to-read format. Search for any topic and Kosmix will display the matching documents from Scribd in the “Presentations and Reports” section, along with content from Google, YouTube, and other sites.



OnStage is a fantastic new collaboration portal that makes it easy for groups to plan projects, share data, and manage project resources on the web. Now you can view any document uploaded to your OnStage portal in iPaper!

Posterous is one of the most interesting innovations in blogging to come down the line since Twitter. With Posterous, there’s no sign up, no entry pages. Simply attach any document in an email to Posterous, and Posterous will instantly create a blog for you, convert the attachment to iPaper, and embed it in your new blog. It’s an amazingly elegant way to create a simple site, and we’re proud that Posterous has chosen iPaper as their document format of choice!

iPaper on the Desktop with Syncplicity

Scribd is proud to announce one of our most exciting integrations yet! Syncplicity is an amazing new open platform for effortlessly syncronizing the files on your computers with the files you have stored online. And now, you can view documents managed by Syncplicity in iPaper. Pretty cool.


But Syncplicity goes even further by extending the benefits of iPaper to the Windows desktop (Mac support is on the way). When you manage your folders with Syncplicity, you can even view the files on your desktop in iPaper! Now how cool is that?!


You can sign up for Syncplicity for free today at http://syncplicity.com