ALA OITP releases backgrounder on “Libraries, Patrons, and E-books”


A couple weeks back we posted an article on the METRO site about a new report, Libraries, patrons, and ebooks, released by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. In response to the report and at the request of the Digital Content and Libraries Working Group, the ALA Office of Information Technology Policy (OITP) is now working to develop and distribute communications resources that will support local libraries around digital content issues, the first of which is a "backgrounder" document on the Pew Center report. The document  shares some highlights from the report and provides possible messaging and local angles for leveraging this new research with local media and decision makers.

For the full announcement from ALA OITP can be found here:

http://www.districtdispatch.org/2012/07/oitp-releases-backgrounder-on-libraries-patrons-and-e-books/