Bowker U.S. Book Production Plateaus

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corporations from bribing foreign govern-       an additional 14 years, dating from 1980.     students and faculty at 47 German uni-
ment officials.                                 Gale’s full-page ad appeared in the April     versities access to the Cochrane Library.
                                                                                                                                          Google Sued for
   Source: HP (                      12 issue of Newsweek to celebrate Na-         Thanks to significant funding from the      Copyright Infringement
                                                tional Library Week.                          German Research Foundation (DFG) and
                                                   Source: Gale (                the German Central Medical Library (ZB          Google faces another challenge in the
Bowker U.S. Book                                                                              MED), members of the German National        form of a class action lawsuit. This suit,
Production Plateaus                             German Universities Get                       Academic Opt-In Consortium will have
                                                                                              access to the Cochrane Library’s materi-
                                                                                                                                          filed in New York federal court, alleges
                                                                                                                                          that various photographers and graphic
    In 2009, sales of new titles and editions
from Bowker dropped by about 0.5% in the
                                                Cochrane Library Access                       als. The Cochrane Library is a collection
                                                                                              of evidence-based healthcare databases,
                                                                                                                                          artists are having their work published
                                                                                                                                          without permission or compensation in the
U.S. In 2008, the company sold 289,729             A deal between Universitätsbibliothek      including Cochrane Systematic Reviews.      Google Books settlement. The plaintiffs
copies, compare
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