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Hey I had a great, productive time at my first DBW last week. I was able to meet some folks that I only knew virtually. Later, I will reflect a bit about DBW and the pre-conference workshop that ALA held, but now I’m scrambling in-between conferences. The 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting is about to begin. For those of you attending the ALA conference in Philadelphia, you may wish to join us at our ebook session on Saturday:

“ALA and Digital Content: DCWG Directions and the Author-Library Relationship,” Saturday, January 25, 2014, from 1-2:30p.m., in the Pennsylvania Convention Center room 201C. The session begins with a brief update of recent activities and an outline of our future directions. Then, a leading panel of library and publishing experts will discuss the best ways that libraries can bring together authors and readers in the digital age. Panelists will explore new opportunities for collaboration between libraries and authors. Session participants are:

Sari Feldman, co-chair, ALA Digital Content Working Group, and executive director,
Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public Library; and
Alan S. Inouye, director, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy, Washington, D.C.

Panel moderator is Robert Wolven, co-chair, ALA Digital Content Working Group, and associate university librarian, Columbia University; with panelists
Peter Brantley, director, Scholarly Communications,; and
Ginger Clark, literary agent, Curtis Brown LTD, New York City, and representative, Association of Authors’ Representatives.

Hope to see you there!

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Alan S. Inouye

About Alan S. Inouye

Alan S. Inouye is director of the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) of the American Library Association (ALA), based in Washington, D.C. Since 2011, he also serves as the program manager of ALA’s Digital Content & Libraries Initiative. Prior to ALA, Alan was the coordinator of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee in the Executive Office of the President for three years. Earlier, Alan served as a study director at the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academy of Sciences for seven years. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley.


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