Friday, April 27, 2012

Pesta Buku Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur 2012 (PBAKL 2012 / KLIBF 2012)

Pesta Buku Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur 2012 atau lebih dikenali sebagai PBAKL 2012 atau KLIBF 2012 yang merupakan acara tahunan bagi industri buku negara akan datang lagi. Pada tahun ini KLIBF 2012 akan berlangsung selama 10 hari bermula pada 27 April hingga 6 Mei 2012 bertempat di Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) Kuala Lumpur .

Majlis pra pelancaran KLIBF 2012 telah disempurnakan oleh YB Datuk Ir Dr Wee Ka Siong, Timbalan Menteri Pelajaran Malaysia pada 10 Disember yang lalu.
Seperti lazimnya KLIBF 2012 akan menonjolkan kelainannya bagi mengangkat martabat industri buku negara ke taraf yang lebih tinggi. Trade Copy Right Centre (TCC) akan memberi peluang kepada pemain-pemain industri buku memperkenalkan buku-buku terbitan dalam negara ke peringkat antarabangsa dan merupakan peluang pedagang-pedagang buku untuk berurusniaga dengan pedagang-pedagang buku diperingkat global.

JOM KITA KE Pesta Buku Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur, sudah bermula


Cukai Pendapatan dan Borang BE bagi Tahun Taksiran 2011

Cyberjaya, 23 April - Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Malaysia (LHDNM) ingin memberikan peringatan kepada semua pembayar cukai bahawa tarikh akhir pengemukaan Borang BE bagi Tahun Taksiran 2011 adalah pada 30 April 2012. Ini bermakna hanya ada beberapa hari sahaja lagi untuk berbuat demikian. Kegagalan mengemukakan borang ini adalah menjadi satu kesalahan dan tindakan boleh dikenakan amaun penalti tidak akan melebihi 3 kali ganda cukai yang dikenakan di bawah subseksyen 112 (3) mengikut Akta Cukai Pendapatan 1967.

Justeru, LHDNM menyeru dan menasihatkan agar semua pembayar cukai untuk mengemukakan Borang BE Tahun Taksiran 2011 dalam tempoh yang telah ditetapkan. Sekiranya pembayar cukai memilih untuk menghantar melalui perkhidmatan e-Filing, maka tarikh akhir dilanjutkan pada 15 Mei 2012. e-Filing Mudah, Tepat dan Selamat.

Sebarang maklumat lanjut sila layari atau hubungi 1-300-88-3010.


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Dikeluarkan oleh : Nor Azirah Mohd Said

Pengarah Bahagian Komunikasi Korporat

Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Malaysia

Tarikh : 23 April 2012

Nombor Telefon : 03-8313 8838

Nombor Faks : 03-8313 7835

Pusat Khidmat Pelanggan : 1-300-88-3010

Sumber : LHDN


Thursday, April 26, 2012

IFLA Helsinki 2012


World Library and Information Congress : 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

11-17 August 2012Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland

Congress theme: Libraries Now! - Inspiring, Surprising, Empowering 

Find more information in the Final Announcement [English - PDF - 4MB]


Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia (PPM) akan mengadakan Pakej ke IFLA Helsinki 2012 , 9 hari 6 malam pada 10-18 Ogos 2012. 

Maklumat lanjut boleh layarai laman web PPM di >


Reminder: Early registration ends 15 May 2012



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The smell of e-books just got better



Does your Kindle leave you feeling like there’s something missing from your reading experience?

Have you been avoiding e-books because they just don’t smell right?

If you’ve been hesitant to jump on the e-book bandwagon, you’re not alone. Book lovers everywhere have resisted digital books because they still don’t compare to the experience of reading a good old fashioned paper book.

But all of that is changing thanks to Smell of Books™, a revolutionary new aerosol e-book enhancer.

Now you can finally enjoy reading e-books without giving up the smell you love so much. With Smell of Books™ you can have the best of both worlds, the convenience of an e-book and the smell of your favorite paper book.

Smell of Books™ is compatible with a wide range of e-reading devices and e-book formats and is 100% DRM-compatible. Whether you read your e-books on a Kindle or an iPhone using Stanza, Smell of Books™ will bring back that real book smell you miss so much.



Pick the smell that’s right for you

Smell of Books™ is available in five designer aromas. There’s a Smell of Books™ scent for every type of book lover.



Compatibility List

Smell of Books™ has been tested to work with the following e-book formats:

  • Plain text files
  • Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
  • Amazon Kindle (AZW) Format
  • Open Electronic Book Package Format
  • TomeRaider
  • DuroSport Text Markup Language (DTML)
  • Arghos Diffusion
  • Flip Books
  • NISO Z39.86 Format
  • FictionBook
  • Text Encoding Initiative
  • Plucker
  • CHM Format
  • Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • PostScript
  • DjVu
  • Microsoft LIT
  • eReader (formerly Palm Digital Media/Peanut Press)
  • Desktop Author
  • DNL Reader
  • Newton eBook
  • iPod Notes
  • Libris
  • Mobipocket
  • SSReader
  • Multimedia Books (Eveda)
  • Zen Markup Language (ZML)

Smell of Books™ has been tested to work with the following e-book reading devices:

  • Gemstar REB 1200 and GEB 2150
  • Gemstar REB 1100
  • Rocket Ebook
  • Handera H330
  • Franklin eBookMan
  • FLEPia
  • Kindle
  • Kindle 2
  • Kindle DX
  • PRS-700BC Reader Digital Book
  • Digital Reader 1000
  • Cybook Gen3
  • GeR2
  • Star eBook STK-101
  • Hanilin eReader
  • Sony Reader
  • iLiad
  • Librié
  • Pixelar e-Reader
  • Wattpad- for Mobile Java devices and other mobile phones
  • BeBook – (UK): BeBook
  • Astak – (US): EZ Reader
  • lBook – (UA): lBook eReader
  • Endless Ideas – (NL): BeBook Reader
  • Facthor – (E): Papyre
  • Star eRead-Neolux (KR): -Nuut
  • Plastic Logic Reader
  • txtr
  • Foxit
  • Readius
  • Boox
  • Papyrus
  • JetBook
  • Cybook Gen1
  • Ebookwise 1150
  • MyFriend
  • Hiebook 



Warnings and Legal Disclaimers

Please use in well ventilated area. May cause dizziness and hallucinations. May cause itching and runny nose. If symptoms persist for longer than eight weeks please consult your physician. Not for use on “real” books. Do not use while riding public transportation. Discard empty container with hazardous waste. Not for use as a room deodorizer. Not for use on burning books. Do not use on a Zune. Keep away from the Kindle Fire!



Copyright © 2012 • DuroSport Electronics


Via: Smell of Books




Smelly E-Books for College Students



Where is my smelly ebook ?

I’m becoming more and more a fan of ereaders/ebooks.
I allready have a ton of books in my house and definatly am at a point where I say enough is enough, so ebooks are the perfect solution here.

However there is still one thing that I really miss and that’s the smell of a book when you stick your nose in it.
Whether it’s a brand new book or a ten year old book, each book has it’s sent and every now and then you come across a (new) book that smells really good or a really bad one.

I really wish for an ereader that will enable sent for books, have a really old book smell like a really old book and a new book having that really fresh new book sent to it.



Apparently 43% of college students identify smell as the thing they most love about books. CaféScribe have taken this odd statistic and run with it, creating the world's first smelly e-book.

Starting in September the company will send every e-book purchaser a sticker to put on their laptop that has an 'old book' smell. Of course, college students are fully backwards-compatible with real books. [CafeScribe]


via : Gizmodo


Why Do Old Books Smell?

Also see this new research on why old paper turns yellow, soon.

List of  Free E-Book 

Free Ebooks Library

Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg

The eBook Directory


Ebook and Texts Archive:The Library of Congress

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey at AbeBooks  

Why Do Old Books Smell?


Walk into a used bookshop and you will encounter the unique aroma of aging books. The smell is loved by some, disliked by others, but where does it come from?

A physical book is full of organic material that reacts with heat, light, moisture and - mostly importantly - the chemicals used in its production. The smell comes from the reaction of the organic material to these factors.

Chemists at University College, London have investigated the old book odor and concluded that old books release hundreds of volatile organic compounds into the air from the paper. The lead scientist described the smell as "A combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over an underlying mustiness."

Chemicals are found in the wood pulp that makes paper, and also in the ink for text and illustrations. From a chemist's point of view, the biggest reason for a book's decay is acidity -- and paper with too much acidity is common in books printed in the 19th and 20th centuries, hence their rapid deterioration and the smell.

Books printed by the earliest printers have survived for 500 years because the purity of their paper.

Telltale signs of this deterioration is browning - an all over discoloration of the pages - and foxing which are localized brown spots.

Books can also react to external materials. A newspaper clipping stored inside a book can cause a reaction through its ink and cheap acidic paper.

Books can absorb strong smells from the environment and this is commonly seen with tobacco smoke. The best way to store your books is in a cool, dry environment away from direct sunlight.

Richard of online bookseller AbeBooks tells us why old books have that peculiar smell.


Learn more about book care at the AbeBooks' Book Collecting Guide:

So you know, why old books smell. Also see this new research on why old paper turns yellow.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey at AbeBooks


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Future with HP ProLiant Gen8

For decades, IT equipment has been getting faster, smaller and cheaper.

In the cloud era, it's time that it also got smarter.

After two years of research and hundreds of millions in R&D investment, HP is poised to reveal its next initiative, Project Voyager, which aims to redefine the economics and expectations of IT operations in the cloud era.

While we can't share just yet what our engineers created, we ask that you join us at:

The Future with HP ProLiant Gen8

Date: 4th April 2012 (Wednesday) 

Time: 8:30am - 2:00pm 

Venue: Grand Ballroom, Hilton KL (KL Sentral) 


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