Tag Archives: Keith Michael Fiels

Some debates don’t have E-asy winners

Participants and judges of the Tri-bate

A major focus of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) of late has been recasting the common perception of libraries among many decision makers and influencers to reflect current reality. To this end, OITP has started a Policy Revolution!—the punchy name of our most recent grant project—through which we aim to increase our community’s visibility and capacity for engagement ... 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 »

Space is limited: ALA’s first virtual town hall on ebooks

Want to learn more about the current digital publishing climate or hear about efforts made by the American Library Association to advocate for library interests in the book world? Register now for the American Library Association’s Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks, a free interactive online session that will take place from 11 a.m.-12:00p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. ... Read More »

Getting Ebooks in Libraries: Register Now for the Virtual Town Hall

For the past two years,the American Library Association has worked with publishers, authors and vendors to advocate for fair library ebooks lending practices. Now, ALA leaders are encouraging others to join the ebook library lending discussion by registering for the American Library Association’s Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks, an interactive online session that will take place from 11 a.m.- noon ... Read More »