This week, The New York Times featured an article by Robin Pogrebin on the substantial changes that will soon take place at NYPL. Click here for the article.
And, NYPL is collecting ideas from New Yorkers about what we want our city’s library system to look like. Email your thoughts and suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
As many of you know, there are two bills under review in the House (Stop Online Piracy Act) and Senate (Protect Internet Property Act) that are currently being discussed in the library world.
For your reference, here’s a link to an informative chart made by Corey Williams of the Washington ALA (American Library Association) Office. Williams details the specifics of both SOPA and PIPA, as well as the OPEN (Online Protection of and Enforcement of Digital Trade) Act, which some view as a more viable and less stringent alternative to SOPA and PIPA.
Williams, C. (January, 11, 2012). PIPA, SOPA and the OPEN Act Quick Reference Guide [Figure]. Retrieved from: http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/4574
I wanted to share this great article entitled 12 Ways Libraries are Good for the Country. Thank you American Libraries for this great piece. Enjoy!