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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

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Wind at our backs

In late September, leaders from the American Library Association met (for the eighth time) with publishers and related organizations to discuss ebook library lending issues. ALA delegation members—which included ALA President Barbara Stripling and Immediate Past President Maureen Sullivan and

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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

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Stretching into the future with a national dialogue on public libraries

There has been a lot of talk about the future of libraries. Anyone attending the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, for instance, could find about 100 sessions referencing the future and ranging from the Committee on the Future of University

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Bestselling authors call for library ebook lending

Today, Maureen Sullivan, president of the American Library Association, announced the launch of “Authors for Library Ebooks,” a new initiative that asks authors to stand with libraries in their quest for equitable access to e-books. Bestselling authors Cory Doctorow, Ursula

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