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Looking ahead: Special reports in the 2015 Library and Book Trade Almanac

The future of libraries and publishers attracts a lot of debate and writing. But what have we learned overall from the efforts to date? This question of synthesis and looking ahead is the theme of the “Special Reports” in the just-released 2015 Library and Book Trade 2015 Library and Book…

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Vermont State Librarian testifies on the importance of an open internet at Senate hearing

Today, Vermont State Librarian Martha Reid voiced(pdf) the concerns of our nation’s libraries about the importance of an open Internet at a U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary field hearing. Led by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) in support of network neutrality, the hearing “Preserving an Open Internet: Rules to Promote…

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ALA welcomes open internet bill

Today, American Library Association (ALA) President Barbara Stripling responded to today’s introduction the Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2014. Introduced by Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA), the net neutrality bill would prohibit Internet service providers from giving preferential treatment to the traffic of online content, applications, services, or devices.…

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