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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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Confronting the Future of Public Libraries [webinar video]

Confronting the Future of Public Libraries from ALA Washington on Vimeo. Public libraries now confront formidable challenges. The digital transformation of all media affects our resources, services, staff and programs, while changes in users and their needs, the growth of competitive Internet services, and financial stringencies add complexity. Our panelists…

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Webinar Reminder: Confronting the future of public libraries

Public libraries now confront formidable challenges. The digital transformation of all media affects our resources, services, staff and programs, while changes in users and their needs, the growth of competitive Internet services, and financial stringencies add complexity. A range of possible responses will be presented as contrasting visions: physical vs.…

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Register now for webinar on the future of public libraries

Public libraries now confront formidable challenges.  The digital transformation of all media affects our resources, services, staff and programs, while changes in users and their needs, the growth of competitive Internet services, and financial stringencies add complexity. A range of possible responses will be presented as contrasting visions: physical vs.…

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The very long view — OITP director speaks to National Academy of Sciences

Part of the mission of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) is to focus on the very long term. Thus, one of our responsibilities is to engage the research community. Last week, I had the pleasure of making a presentation at the National Academy of Sciences–specifically at its Board…

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