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ALA’s Presidential Task Force on Equitable Access to Electronic Content (EQUACC) Launches Interactive Website on E-content Issues

“We have arrived at a critical juncture in history,” said Jacqueline Rafferty, President, Massachusetts Library Association & Chapter Councilor to ALA. “The rapid proliferation of electronic content (e-content), combined with library inaccessibility to e-content, is undermining the historic library missions of providing equitable access to information for all people and…

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ALA President sends statement to membership regarding EQUACC retreat, next steps

ALA President Roberta Stevens today sent the following statement to all ALA members: First and foremost, I want to thank you for your patience. I held back on a public statement on the recent decision by Harper Collins to restrict the lending of e-books until the Equitable Access to Electronic…

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American Library Association tackles new challenges in the e-environment

Recent action from the publishing world in the e-book marketplace has re-ignited interest and sparked many questions from librarians, publishers, vendors, and readers. Two ALA member task forces — the presidential task force on Equitable Access to Electronic Content (EQUACC) and the E-book Task Force — were recently created to…

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