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E-rate’s looming Fiscal Cliff

While Congress and the White House debate how to prevent the looming across-the-board budgets cuts known as sequestration, those of us in the E-rate world are worrying about our own “fiscal cliff.” For the past several years E-rate applicants have

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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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Report from the Alaska OWL Broadband Sustainability Summit

The Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) has brought billions of dollars in investment in broadband infrastructure, public computing centers (PCCs) and broadband adoption efforts. Libraries and their communities have been among the beneficiaries of these funds, particularly as it relates

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Posted in Digital Divide, E-Rate, OITP, School Libraries

OITP Fellow Bob Bocher Selected for U.S. UCAN Advisory Council

The United States Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN) has selected Bob Bocher, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy Fellow, to sit on the organization’s first U.S. UCAN Advisory Council. UCAN is an Internet2 program that works with regional research

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Thanking a Friend

Often the first step in preparing a retirement celebration is to ask colleagues and friends to share stories about the person retiring. It’s not often that you receive more stories than can possibly be incorporated into a two minute speech

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