Phil the Web Crawler – Support grows for Dale Askey and McMaster University, BC publisher saved, and ebooks ensure access for elderly.


– The BCLA has issued a letter of support and now ARL-CARL issued Joint Statement in Support of Dale Askey and McMaster University.

– Bankrupt publisher saved by BC Competitor.

– eBooks better than traditional printed pages for the elderly.

– Meet the unlikely group that saved Timbuktu’s manuscripts.

–  Focus on literacy to get workers back on the job.

– Amazon wins broad patent to create marketplace for used digital content.

– Digital magazine sales still tiny overall, but titles like Reader’s Digest see huge growth.

– iTunes launches Breakout Books section to highlight self-published titles.

– Why Google’s settlement with French publishers is bad for the web.

– Will book publishers become irrelevant?

– A good book is like good medicine – reading for mental health.

– How to Save a Public Library: Make It a Seed Bank.


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