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Are you attending ALA Midwinter? Join us for the Edge Update on Saturday, Jan. 26

Join the Edge Coalition at ALA Midwinter to learn about the completion of Edge Benchmarks Version 1.0 and get an update on the Initiative. The Edge Information Session will take place on Saturday, January 26th at 10:30 a.m. in Room 611-614 of the Washington State Convention Center. The Coalition will…

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One step toward ending the book famine

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) General Assembly decided yesterday to convene a Diplomatic Conference in Morocco in June 2013 to finalize negotiations on an international copyright treaty that would allow for the cross-border sharing of accessible content to people with print disabilities around the world.  This is the final…

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One (Baby) Step Closer to a Treaty for People with Print Disabilities

At the close of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Assemblies meeting on October 9, nations agreed to an aggressive work plan to reach consensus on an international treaty for people with print disabilities. “So close, yet so far” is an apt description of this step in the long diplomatic…

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New ALA Report Explores Challenges of Equitable Access to Digital Content

The American Library Association (ALA) today released a new report examining critical issues underlying equitable access to digital content through our nation’s libraries. In the report, titled “E-content: The Digital Dialogue,” authors explore an unprecedented and splintered landscape in which several major publishers refuse to sell ebooks to libraries; proprietary…

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