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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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“Big E little e, what begins with E” at Midwinter?

E-books and E-rate!  Not that the two are otherwise related, but the Washington Office is presenting Saturday morning sessions on both during the 2011 Midwinter Conference. “Turning the Page on E-books” First, plan to attend “Turning the Page on E-books” from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, in SDCC,…

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A Baby Step Taken, Authors Guild and AAP Agree that the Print-Disabled Have a Right to Read

Last week, I attended a training workshop for representatives of developing nations on copyright and the reading impaired. The weeklong workshop, sponsored by the U.S. Copyright Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), included discussions related to the proposed WIPO treaty for a copyright exception for the reading impaired,…

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