A Roundup of Announcements Made at ALA 2017 in Chicago
Note: This roundup post will be updated as we learn of additional announcements.
American Library Association Expands Program to Help Libraries Get “Ready to Code”
cloudLibrary Brings ePub3 Format for Large Graphic Books
Security Gates for Both RFID and EM Technololgy Now Available
HarperCollins to Offer 15,000 eBook Backlist Titles to Libraries, Announcements From OverDrive, Freading, and hoopla
The Imitation Game – Alan Turing Decoded is 2017 Recipient of the First Annual SEE-IT Award from EBSCO and Children’s Book Council
EBSCO Announces Winners of Two $100,000 Awards to Public Libraries Who Will Fund Solar Installations on their Campuses
Winners of EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge Released
“The grant program is awarding a total of $100,000 in grants to libraries to develop innovative technology solutions that address the challenges academic libraries face.”
Gale Announces Enhancements to Empower Access and Increase Discoverability of Library Resources
Gale Small Business Builder, Online Planning Tool for Entrepreneurs, Launches at 2017 ALA Conference and Exhibition
Gale Unveils Analytics On Demand Dashboard, Puts Information for Data-Driven Decision Making at Public Librarians’ Fingertips
Meet Libby: The Fastest Way to Reading Happiness
Search/Browse ebooks + ebook reader + audiobook player.
See Also: Download Apps, Learn More
See Also: Demo Video
See AlsoL Media Coverage (June 27): OverDrive’s App Libby Puts a Librarian on Your Phone (via Cleveland.com/Clevenland Plain Dealer)
Alexander Street Launches Performance Design Archive Online
Alexander Street Curates Rare Sound Recordings
Alexander Street Partners with A+E Networks Expanding Academic Video Online’s Ability to Engage and Educate Students
OASIS Operates with Alma and Alexander Street
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.