During the just concluded ALA 2011 Conference in New Orleans the ALA OITP (Office of Information Technology Policy) eBook Task Force talked with senior HarperCollins staff*** about a number of important issues. The discussion came about after the HarperCollins team suggested that both groups get together during the OITP eBook Task Force Business Meeting. What […]
Note: The Following is a Portion of Cindy Orr’s Monthly Post on the OverDrive Digital Library Blog. You can read the full text here. Last year, the Council of the American Library Association (ALA) passed a resolution calling for the creation of a Presidential Task Force to study the issues of digital rights management and […]
"ALA’s Presidential Task Force on Equitable Access to Electronic Content (EQUACC) Launches Interactive Website on E-content Issues"
New today! Direct to EQUACC Web Site From ALA’s District Dispatch: “We have arrived at a critical juncture in history,” said Jacqueline Rafferty, President, Massachusetts Library Association & Chapter Councilor to ALA. “The rapid proliferation of electronic content (e-content), combined with library inaccessibility to e-content, is undermining the historic library missions of providing equitable access […]
In addition to her public comments yesterday, ALA President Roberta Stevens also sent a letter to association members. Her Are Two Paragraphs From Her Letter: First and foremost, I want to thank you for your patience. I held back on a public statement on the recent decision by Harper Collins to restrict the lending of […]
American Library Association Announces That Two New Member Task Forces Will Look At E-Book Marketplace Issues
Here’s the Full Text of an American Library Association Announcement (via ALA’s District Dispatch): Recent action from the publishing world in the e-book marketplace has re-ignited interest and sparked many questions from librarians, publishers, vendors, and readers. Two ALA member task forces – the presidential task force on Equitable Access to Electronic Content (EQUACC) and […]