Tag Archives: Alan Inouye

ALA launches educational 3D printing policy campaign

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the launch of “Progress in the Making,” (pdf) a new educational campaign that will explore the public policy opportunities and challenges of 3D printer adoption by libraries. Today, the association released “Progress in the Making: An Introduction to 3D Printing and Public Policy,” a tip sheet that provides an overview of 3D printing, ... Read More »

Time change: Saturday ebooks conference session to start at 1:30p.m.

News from the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas: The ebooks conference session “ALA and Moving Ahead with Digital Content” will now take place on Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 1:30 to 2:40 p.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center, room N255/257. Previously, the session was set to take place at 1:00 p.m. Program attendees will learn ... Read More »

Simon & Schuster expands ebook lending program

This morning, Simon & Schuster revealed that it will expand its pilot library ebook lending program to serve all U.S. libraries. Alan Inouye, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy, wrote about the news on the American Libraries magazine E-content blog: There is good news (pdf) on the ebook front, as Simon & Schuster converts its ... Read More »

OITP goes global: sharing ideas across borders

Greetings! I am Margaret Kavaras, the new Google Policy Fellow working with the American Library Association (ALA), and a recent graduate of George Washington University. June 9th marked my first day at the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), and already, I had the unique experience of attending a meeting with Polish librarians and directors. As part of the ... Read More »

New American Libraries supplement examines major trends in digital content

Leading library visionaries and experts discuss trends in digital content technology and the current state of library ebook lending in “Digital Discoveries,” a new digital supplement from American Libraries magazine. Developed by ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG), the digital supplement examines the ways that public and school libraries are defining their roles in the evolving digital publishing environment in ... Read More »