At last year’s NYCC, New Jersey City University Library’s Head of Acquisitions and (founder of the ALA Dance Party) J. P. Porcaro gathered every single librarian in the ALA booth for the Epic Librarian Photo Shoot. The tradition continued this year, and as you can see from the photo below, we crammed every possible librarian into the cozy ALA booth.
There are two sides to every business: what the public sees and what happens on the inside. On Friday, October 12, Jeffrey Licht, a partner at Pod Consulting and a part of the Digital Public Library of America’s (DPLA) technical development team, laid out the details of what exactly makes the digital library run and what they hope to do before the April 2013 launch.
Change cannot happen without collaboration, and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) touted such achievements. On Friday, October 12, at its Midwest conference in Chicago, the organization honored those who have turned their concepts into reality.
Libraries need to consistently add content. And finding that content was the focus of the “Content Infrastructure and Digital Hubs Pilot Program” discussion Thursday, October 11, during the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Midwest conference.
“Does the publishing community understand why librarians would balk at increases on the order of 100% or 200%?” wonders Carrie Russell of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) over at the District Dispatch blog of the Association’s Washington Office.<
I know you’ll all be sharing the Library-World love, so please make a point to stop by to say hello to some of our friends on the floor while you’re there at NYCC. Let them know that we in the library community appreciate their support.