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ALA to participate in IMLS hearing on libraries and broadband

On Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 9:30–11:30 a.m., leaders from the American Library Association (ALA) will participate in “Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact,” a public hearing hosted by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) that will explore

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Jim Neal represents libraries at House Judiciary subcommittee copyright hearing

Yesterday, the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet held a hearing entitled, “Preservation and Reuse of Copyrighted Works.” The hearing convened a panel of witnesses representing both the content and user communities to discuss a

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South by Southwest Interactive rocked my world

ALA OITP’s new Policy Revolution! initiative recently led me to the South by Southwest (SXSW) 2014 Interactive conference, along with an invitation to speak and opportunity to staff a busy SXSW library booth. The Policy Revolution! project expands and deepens

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Libraries gearing up for a gig: An anchor for rural America

This Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will dive into broadband needs and challenges in rural American communities during an all-day workshop that will take place in Washington, D.C. The workshop will bring together educators, decision makers, policy and technology

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Policy discussions continue at ALA midwinter meeting

More than 12,000 librarians, vendors and library supporters attended this year’s 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, which took place in Philadelphia from January 24-28, 2014. Large audiences participated in ALA Washington Office policy sessions, including conference programs that

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