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Washington Office videos from 2009 ALA Annual Conference

The ALA Washington Office was able to videorecord some of our programs at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, and we’re happy to share them here. Broadband Stimulus Presentation at Washington Office Update, ALA Conference 2009 – featuring Bob Bocher, Chris McLean, Alan Inouye, and Marijke Visser. Google Book Search Settlement Panel at 2009 ALA Annual Conference PART 1 ... Read More »

OITP’s Tim Vollmer in the News

OITP‘s Tim Vollmer received some attention in a libraryjournal.com post yesterday: Moderator Tim Vollmer of the ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) asked about the role of libraries in licensing such future digital content. “This is really the question for libraries in the 21st century,” suggested Eli Neiburger, associate director, IT and product development at Ann Arbor District Library, ... Read More »

Documents Summarize Aspects of BTOP and BIP for Libraries

ALA’s Washington Office has released two documents, Broadband Funding: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (pdf) and Guidance for the Library Community: Preparing a Proposal for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (pdf). The first document provides an overview of and library perspective on the broadband funding programs administered by NTIA and RUS. The second document provides more detail and ... Read More »

ALA Annual Conference Event: The Google Book Search Settlement–Continuing to explore what’s in it for libraries

The ALA Washington Office is hosting a Breakout Session to discuss the proposed Google Book Search settlement on Saturday, July 11 from 10:30am – noon at McCormick Place West (MCP), Room W-193b (listed as the Washington Office Breakout Session II — Fair Use in the 21st Century: From Lawsuits to Legislation). Representatives from Google and the library community will participate in ... Read More »

ALA Annual Conference Event: Transforming Library Service through Broadband Access: The Role of Regional Library Cooperatives

ASCLA ICAN (Interlibrary Cooperation and Networking) and OITP are sponsoring a program at the ALA Annual Conference on Transforming Library Service through Broadband Access:  The Role of Regional Library Cooperatives on Sunday, July 12, 1:30 — 3:00pm in the Camelot Room of the Intercontinental Hotel.  Come to this meeting if: You are a public library who would like your Regional Cooperative ... Read More »