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New report outlines power of disconnecting in knowledge economy

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) recommends that you improve your information diet. In a new report, Restoring Contemplation: How Disconnecting Bolsters the Knowledge Economy, author Jessie L. Mannisto outlines future directions for libraries and other social institutions to improve our capacity for thoughtful endeavor.…

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Digitizing Hidden Collections: Success Stories from Small and Medium-sized Digitization Projects [webinar video]

Although large-scale initiatives receive the lion’s share of the attention when we talk about digitization projects, countless small and medium-sized digitization projects provide invaluable access to hidden collections from North American libraries, archives, and museums. Spurred by the OITP Perspectives paper, “Digitizing Hidden Collections in Public Libraries, (pdf)” this 90-minute…

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Join a free webinar on Digitizing Hidden Collections, November 2

Although large-scale initiatives receive the lion’s share of the attention when we talk about digitization projects, countless small and medium-sized digitization projects provide invaluable access to hidden collections from North American libraries, archives, and museums. Spurred by the OITP Perspectives paper, “Digitizing Hidden Collections in Public Libraries, (pdf)” this 90-minute…

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Office for Information Technology Policy offers ‘perspectives’ on digitizing hidden collections in first publication of new series

The Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) today released the first publication of “OITP Perspectives” — a new publication series created to complement OITP Policy Briefs. The publication, “Digitizing Hidden Collections in Public Libraries,” was written by Gwen Glazer, staff writer/editor and social media coordinator at Cornell University Library, who…

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