ALA Looks at Equitable Access to Digital Content

From the PLA Blog:  New ALA Report Explores Challenges of Equitable Access to Digital Content:

The American Library Association (ALA) has released a new report examining critical issues underlying equitable access to digital content through our nation’s libraries. In the report, titled “E-content: The Digital Dialogue,” authors explore an unprecedented and splintered landscape in which several major publishers refuse to sell ebooks to libraries; proprietary platforms fragment our cultural record; and reader privacy is endangered.

“This report reflects both the here and now, and what is to come down the digital road,” said Alan Inouye, director of the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy, and editor of the publication.

View the supplement. For more information about the ALA’s efforts on digital content and libraries, visit the American Libraries e-content blog.

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