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Author: Alan Inouye

Alan S. Inouye is the director of ALA's Office for Information Technology Policy. Previously, he was the coordinator of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee in the Executive Office of the President and a study director at the National Academy of Sciences. Alan completed his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley.

Evolution in the library ebook market

This week’s news from Penguin Random House (PRH) represents a new and major development in the library ebook market. Unlike the terrible shift in lending policy announced in July by Tor and Macmillan Publishers, PRH’s change is neutral or even a bit positive for US libraries, although the impact on any specific library will…

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ALA appoints Jon Peha and Sari Feldman as senior fellows

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Peha and Sari Feldman as senior fellows of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). As senior fellows, they will provide strategic advice on our national policy advocacy. Jon Peha is a professor in the Department of…

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ALA appoints Alisa Holahan OITP Research Associate

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) announced that Alisa Holahan will serve as a Research Associate in its Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). In that role, Alisa will provide policy research assistance on copyright, telecommunications and E-rate and other issues within the OITP portfolio. Alisa just completed her term…

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My experience as a Google Public Policy Fellow

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the American Library Association’s Washington Office participation in the Google Public Policy Fellow program. We were lucky to host Alisa Holahan, JD, a graduate student at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, over the summer. Read on to…

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