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Up Next? E-rate and it’s worth the wait

We’re not sure how you best characterize waiting with your finger poised over the refresh key anticipating the release of an FCC Public Notice. But, nonetheless, we at ALA were not the only ones who impatiently awaited the latest installment

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Posted in E-Rate, OITP, Public Libraries, Telecommunications

Thinking bigger about ebooks

In an American Libraries article published today, Alan S. Inouye, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy, reported on his participation in the Connecticut State Library’s Ebook Symposium, a one-day event where library and publishing experts

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Posted in e-books, OITP, Public Libraries

Connecting the developing world

Alan S. Inouye, Director of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), is the newest member of the Advisory Board of Library For All, an organization based on New York City that is developing and deploying a digital library platform

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Posted in Digital Divide, OITP, Washington Office News

OITP is hiring

Interested in information policy and libraries, and making an impact at the national level? If so, apply for a new position as an Information Policy Analyst at the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), which is based

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Posted in OITP, Washington Office News

Why broadband access matters

America’s public libraries serve more than 77 million computer users each year, yet many of these institutions do not offer high-speed internet access. How can libraries get up to speed? In a recently published editorial, ALA Office for Information Technology

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