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District Dispatch Podcast #3

Episode District Dispatch Podcast #3 Cast Lynne Bradley, Director, Office of Government Relations Andy Bridges, Communications Specialist Subject The closing of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) libraries across the country has given rise to much concern in the library community. Lynne Bradley tells us about it. To learn more, visit www.ala.org/epalibraries.…

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RFID & Identification

This blog entry is intended for membership educational purposes and does not necessarily reflect the policy positions of the American Library Association. Part of the mission for the Office for Information Technology Policy is to make members aware of how technology policy is affecting members and the public. As part…

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ALA calls for real update on EPA library status

PRESS RELEASE (CHICAGO) American Library Association (ALA) President Leslie Burger responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) update yesterday on the status of agency libraries. “The teleconference December 11 raised more questions than it answered. It is a gross oversimplification to state that everyone benefits when libraries go digital. This…

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District Dispatch Podcast #2

Episode District Dispatch Podcast #2 Cast Andy Bridges, Communications Specialist Rick Weingarten, Director, Office for Information Technology Policy Subject Rick Weingarten discusses the nature of the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and what they’ve been working on recently. —– In order to listen, all you need to do is…

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EGovernment Success Stories

Last week, ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and the Information Use, Management and Policy Institute at Florida State University hosted a meeting in Atlanta to discuss how EGovernment is affecting public libraries. Attendees, who included federal and state government officials, academics, and librarians, shared success stories of how…

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