Office for Information Technology Policy

American Library Association releases 'Ebook Business Models for Public Libraries'

Washington, DC — Based on conversations with publishers and deliberations on the e-book market, the American Library Association (ALA) today released “Ebook Business Models for Public Libraries (PDF),” a report that describes general features and attributes of the current e-book environment and outlines constraints and restrictions of current business models.

ALA president responds to new Pew report on ‘Libraries, Patrons and E-books’

Washington, D.C. — Molly Raphael, president of the American Library Association (ALA), released the following statement regarding today’s release of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project report “Libraries, Patrons, and E-books.” The report examines the roles that libraries play in the shifting digital terrain as e-reading, tablet computers and e-book readers become more popular.

Derek Attig to serve as American Library Association’s Google Policy Fellow

Washington, D.C.—The American Library Association (ALA) announced today that Derek Attig, a doctoral student at the  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will serve as the organization’s 2012 Google Policy Fellow. Attig will spend 10 weeks this summer at the ALA office in Washington, D.C. working on technology and Internet policy issues.

ALA recognizes four library programs as top cutting-edge services in third annual contest

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and the Library Information Technology Association (LITA) have selected programs at Contra Costa County Library in Pleasant Hill, Calif., New Canaan High School Library in New Canaan, Conn., New York Public Library in New York and Scottsdale Public Library in Scottsdale, Ariz., as the winners of the association's third annual contest to honor cutting