Phil the Web Crawler – Istanbul Protestors Read, Penguin House Rises at Random, Big Ideas for University Presses

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– Appeals court calls for “fair use” ruling in Google Books case.

– Publisher’s Bankruptcy Filing Comes as Market for Print Textbooks Shrinks.

– Protesters stand silently and read books in central Istanbul, in stark contrast with scenes of violence.

– Big Ideas and a ‘Microrant’ for University Presses.

– Major global publishers to add new content to WorldCat.

– NISO launches new project to develop recommended practices for exchanging serial content.

– NoveList and 3M expand Readers’ Advisory to include the check-out experience.

– Court Blocks Authors’ Class Certification in Google Book-Scanning Case.

– Amazon’s fan fiction program Kindle Worlds opens for business.

– Welcome to the world’s largest book publisher: Penguin House er… rather Penguin-Random House merger complete.

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