Reminder: This Saturday (April 23, 2011) is World Book and Copyright Day
23 April, is the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) World Book and Copyright Day. Adopted in 1995 by resolution of the twenty-eighth session of the general conference of UNESCO, it is a symbolic date for world literature for on this date in 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.
World Book and Copyright Day Web Site
World Book and Copyright Day 2011 Initiatives
Read About the Second UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries – The Book Tomorrow: The Future of the Written Word
This event will take place in Milan beginning on June 6, 2011.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.