May 27, 2022

Report from ALA's OITP eBook Task Force Meeting With HarperCollins by Peter Brantley

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 […]

New On OverDrive's Digital Library Blog: "The American Library Association and Digital Content"

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 […]

ALA President Roberta Stevens Sends Letter to Membership About E-Books/Libraries/HarperCollins

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 […]