EQUACC issues interim report

April 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

The Equitable Access to Electronic Content (EQUACC) Task Force met for the first time at a meeting held at ALA Midwinter and had a more substantive session at a one-and-a-half day retreat at the Washington Office, March 7-8, 2011.  The retreat happened to coincide with the announcement that HarperCollins would limit loans for its e-books.  […]

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ALA’s EQUACC Task Force Web Site Launches

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

ALA’s EQUACC, Presidential Task Force on Equitable Access to Electronic Content has launched a website, available at http://www.equacc.ala.org/ They are offering a discussion forum, comprehensive list of resources arranged by theme, and an option for RSS feeds or a subscription via email. Check it out, stay informed, be vocal, support the cause!

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ALA President Responds to Restrictions on E-book Lending

March 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Reprinted in full from an ALA email and press release: Dear Members, First and foremost, I want to thank you for your patience. I held back on a public statement on the recent decision by Harper Collins to restrict the lending of e-books until the Equitable Access to Electronic Information Task Force (EQUACC) met last […]

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ALA Task Forces To Tackle E Challenges

March 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

From the ALA Washington Office website:  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 […]

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