Phil the Web Crawler – Librarians playing key role in Open Access, Harry Potter teaches English, and more details of the e-book ‘conspiracy’.

– Survey says: Open Access survey findings throw light on the evolving role of the librarian.

– Consumers face long wait for $52 million tied to Apple e-book ‘conspiracy’.

– DOJ ebooks suit could “wipe out the publishing industry as we know it”.

– ‘Encyclopedia Brown’ author Donald J. Sobol remembered.

– Neil Gaiman will pen five children’s books.

– Can Harry Potter teach English?

– French anti-piracy chief: ‘punishment is not enough’.

– Britain Requires Open-Access Publishing for Publicly Financed Research.

– To help government libraries acquire e-books more strategically, ebrary, a ProQuest business, has added thousands of relevant e-books across acquisition models.

– Print books still dominate, but ebooks made up 15 percent of all trade book sales in 2011.

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