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  1. The Future of the Textbook

    Against the Grain –  “The Future of the Textbook”  In 2008, the digital textbook market was worth around $1.5 billion. By 2013, the market is expected to grow to approximately $4.1 billion. By 2020 digital textbooks are expected to generate around $8.3 bi ...

    HDAVIES - 09/21/2012 - 15:26 - Libraries Transform

  2. New Ebook Platform from McGraw-Hill Professional Offers Unlimited Concurrent Usage

    Michael Kelley- "New Ebook Platform from McGraw-Hill Professional Offers Unlimited Concurrent Usage,"- Library Journal  McGraw-Hill Professional launched a new ebook platform on May 13 that offers libraries one-to-four-year subscription plans an ...

    HDAVIES - 09/21/2012 - 15:21 - Libraries Transform

  3. The eBook Revolution

    BookTrix  – “The eBook Revolution”  The author argues that e-books can create new markets for books in the same way that mass market paperbacks did. Consumers have made clear that if books are inexpensive, they will buy and read more of them, taking on mo ...

    HDAVIES - 09/21/2012 - 15:15 - Libraries Transform

  4. These eBooks Will Self-Destruct After Reading: HarperCollins to Libraries

    FastCompany.com –  “These eBooks Will Self-Destruct After Reading:  HarperCollins to Libraries”  This article begins with the HarperCollins issue, but ends by saying that eBook lending clubs might someday eclipse the lending power of public libraries. Thi ...

    HDAVIES - 09/21/2012 - 15:06 - Libraries Transform

  5. Discovering Librarianship: The Future is Overdue

    The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity & Spectrum Scholarship Program is honored to have been awarded a grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st-Century Librarian Program in the amount of $432,495 t ...

    admin - 03/04/2014 - 11:08 - Offices of the American Library Association

  6. Services for Children

    Library services that target children from birth through teenage years. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, is the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhanceme ...

    admin - 01/17/2014 - 09:52 - Professional Tools

  7. The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

    The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Neighborhood Internet Protection Act (NCIPA) went into effect on April 20, 2001. These laws place restrictions on the use of funding that is available through the Library Services and Technology A ...

    admin - 11/04/2013 - 10:07 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Services to Special Populations

    The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) serves the Association by identifying and promoting library services that support equitable access to the knowledge and information stored in our libraries and provides information and resources on ...

    admin - 05/23/2013 - 09:18 - Professional Tools

  9. Metadata

    What is metadata? Metadata is data about data. It is descriptive information about a particular data set, object, or resource, including how it is formatted, and when and by whom it was collected. Although metadata most commonly refers to web resources, i ...

    admin - 11/21/2012 - 13:03 - Professional Tools

  10. Internet Access and Digital Holdings in Libraries

    ALA Library Fact Sheet 26 This fact sheet was formerly named "Internet Use in Libraries." The focus of this fact sheet is on how libraries assist with the ever-growing Internet access needs of their library patrons- especially those whose only I ...

    admin - 10/15/2015 - 13:04 - Professional Tools