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Are you attending ALA Midwinter? Join us for the Edge Update on Saturday, Jan. 26

Join the Edge Coalition at ALA Midwinter to learn about the completion of Edge Benchmarks Version 1.0 and get an update on the Initiative. The Edge Information Session will take place on Saturday, January 26th at 10:30 a.m. in Room

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OITP Receives Funding to Continue Work on Edge Initiative

The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) is pleased to announce it has received a $81,600 grant addendum from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue its participation in the Edge Initiative. With the Public Library Association (PLA),

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Edge public library benchmarks: Learn and comment at ALA12

Over the past year, the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) has worked with the Public Library Association (PLA) and a host of other leading organizations that represent libraries and local government to draft a set of public access

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Get Update on Technology Benchmarks at Midwinter Meeting

Join the Edge coalition for an update on the development of public access technology benchmarks that will help public libraries strengthen the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of public access technology services to meet community needs. The Edge update will take

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Working a framework: benchmarks are a process.

One of the first questions I am asked when talking about this project is: How will it work? How can one set of benchmarks fit our diverse library community? In fact, this is one of the most challenging elements of this complex project — and for any similar national effort — because we know the benchmarks must be relevant to libraries and communities of all types and sizes

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