Oxford University Press might not print next edition of Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford University Press has hinted that they might not print the next edition of Oxford English Dictionary.
This is largely due to the fact that sales of dictionaries are on a decline as more and more people are using the internet for research.
OUP representative said in a statement: “The print dictionary market is just disappearing, it is falling away by tens of per cent a year.”
The next edition of the OED is unlikely to launch in the near future. It is very much a work in progress and is only 28% complete.
EC Media launches Wink eBook reader in India
EC Media has launched what we can say is the second eBook reader launched in the Indian market. (Read about the first one: Infibeam.com Unveils Phi – An Internet Enabled Media Device).
They call this new device Wink.
Four models are planned out of which two are on sale right now:
The device supports as many as 15 languages and also has on offer more than 200,000 eBooks.
The company is also offering its own eBook store at thewinkstore.com.
EC Media said: “With the launch of Wink, we aim to revolutionize the way people read. Wink will allow readers to access their favorite content anytime, anywhere, that, too, in the language of their choice.”
They are working with a couple of publishers to bring more content to this reader. Some of their partners include Penguin, Roli, Oxford University, Harper Collins and Permanent Black.
Oxford University gets Kevin Spacey as a theater professor
Actor Kevin Spacey is an academy award winner and he would now become a theater professor at the respected Oxford University.
He said in a note on his website: “It really is an honor for me to have been invited to follow such illustrious names and take up this role at Oxford. The university is steeped in tradition and has a great heritage in the arts, and I look forward to working with the students and staff.”
Oxford’s Professor Roger Ainsworth said in a statement that Spacey is a truly international star who will bring an enormous wealth of talent and experience in both film and theater to bear on the role.
Spacey was recently seen in the movie 21 where he played a MIT Professor.