links for 2009-04-17

  • Out of print books could be available from Google Book Search by mid-July, attendees of seminars on the implications of the Google settlement heard yesterday (14 April). A hearing on the fairness of the settlement will take place on 11 June. But if the judge rejects the settlement, or if - as is more likely - the judge approves it and appeals follow, the programme will be in limbo for as long as the appeals process takes to unwind.
    (tags: gbs)
  • Bloomsbury is set to transform the relationship between publishers and libraries, and between libraries and readers, with an innovative development in public lending: The Bloomsbury Library Online.