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Today: Macmillan Readies for Library Ebook Lending Market

Today, on the eve of the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Macmillan Publishers announced that it will enter the library e-book lending market (with a pilot program) by March 2013. Read the Macmillan press release for more details. In response to the announcement, ALA President Maureen Sullivan immediately released the following statement: “I am so pleased Macmillan Publishers ... Read More »

On the Front Lines of Digital Inclusion

Today, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Digital Literacy Task Force (which is led by the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy), released “Digital Literacy, Libraries, and Public Policy,” (pdf) a comprehensive report that provides a broad overview of digital literacy in the context of school, public, and academic libraries. The report explores the ways that various libraries support digital literacy ... Read More »

Things to Know Before You Head to Seattle

In just a few days, the American Library Association (ALA) will kick off the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting conference in Seattle (the conference will run from January 25-29, 2013). To help library supporters get ready for the big event, Washington Office staffers prepared a list of sessions that conference-goers should know about before they get to the conference: Saturday, January ... Read More »

Librarians to Talk E-book Models that Work at ALA Midwinter Meeting

Libraries are taking on the e-book challenge by creating their own solutions to get e-books into the hands of library readers. Join members of the ALA Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) at the ALA Midwinter Meeting on January 26, 2013, as they examine current e-book lending systems and offer perspectives on future directions. The e-book session–titled “Starting from Scratch: New Recipes ... Read More »

Book Industry Panel to Discuss E-book Lending Practices at ALA Midwinter Meeting

Over the past year, the American Library Association (ALA) has taken significant steps to address the e-book library lending issue affecting libraries, including the development of an e-book business models report and the implementation of an aggressive publicity campaign, among other tactics. On Saturday, January 26, 2013, library leaders will discuss ALA initiatives to advocate for fair e-book library lending ... Read More »