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Alan’s NYC Adventure

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I spent much of last week in New York City as part of the American Library Association (ALA) advocacy effort regarding ebooks. These meetings with publishing executives are described in my post on the American Libraries magazine’s E-content blog. However, I also engaged in some other activities during this trip. I had the pleasure of participating in Jim Neal’s retirement ... Read More »

Publishers Weekly honors ALA leadership for library ebook advocacy

Publishers Weekly

Today, Publishers Weekly lauded American Library Association (ALA) Digital Content Working Group former co-chairs Sari Feldman and Bob Wolven in the publication’s annual “Publishing People of 2014” recognition for their role in advocating for fair library ebook lending practices. From 2011–2014, Feldman, who is the incoming ALA president and the executive director of the Cuyahoga County Public Library in Ohio, ... Read More »

ALA welcomes Simon & Schuster change to Buy It Now program

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) and its Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) welcomed Simon & Schuster’s announcement that it will allow libraries to opt into the “Buy It Now” program. The publisher began offering all of its ebook titles for library lending nationwide in June 2014, with required participation in the “Buy It Now” merchandising program, which enables library ... 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 »