May 26, 2022

Update on Recent ALA Digital Content & Libraries Initiative/Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) Activities

The following update was shared at the ALA Executive Board Meeting on October 27, 2012 and was recently posted on the ALA web site. It includes a review of recent activities and a look at some of what’s ahead.

Many of the items included in the update were reported on by infoDOCKET. We’ve listed a few of them below the embedded document.

Ebd12 8 Digital Content Update Fall12

+ Report: EBook Business Models for Public Libraries
Full Text Document

+ Streaming Audio: Expert Panel Discusses E-Books and Libraries on NPR
Listen Online

+ “EBook Business Models for Public Libraries”
Full Text Document

+ ALA President Maureen Sullivan Sends Open Letter to Publishers Re: Refusal to Sell eBooks To Libraries
Read the Full Text Letter

+ ALA President Talks to Publishers at AAP Event in NYC

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