For <a href="http://www.ala.org/preservationweek">Preservation Week 2013</a>, ALA has created a new section in the <a href="http://atyourlibrary,org/passiton">Preservation @your Library</a> website focusing on issues that military personnel, their families, and their friends encounter when they want to save, document, or record their family's military experience.</p>
Dr. Barbara Tillett, recently retired Chief of the Policy and Standards Division of the Library of Congress, is awarded the 2013 <a href="http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/profrecognition/atkinsonlife">Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award</a> given by The Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (<a href="http://www.ala.org/alcts">ALCTS</a>). The ALCTS' Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award honors the memory of Ross Atkinson, a distinguished library leader, author and scholar whose extraordinary service to ALCTS and the library community-at-large serves as a model for those in the field. The award, sponsored by EBSCO, will be presented to Dr. Tillett at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony, June 30, during the 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill.</p>
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington (right) joins Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the January 10 presentation to President Karzai of a framed copy of a rare Afghan manuscript from LC’s collection, seen here on display at the US Department of State in Washington, D.C.
<span id="internal-source-marker_0.9984476810786873">Registration for three half-day preconferences covering mission-critical library topics--library services for the print-disabled, public library partnerships with correctional facilities and successful library marketing and development strategies, all hosted by the </span><a href="http://www.ala.org/ascla">Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies</a>(ASCLA)--will open on Jan. 3, 2012, along with 2012 ALA Annual Conference registration.</p>
Two great pieces of writing from Fred Stutzman on the Twitter/Library of Congress deal. Fred is an incredible commentator and analyst on Social Networking…if you aren’t reading him, you should be. From the second post:
If there’s one thing that social media has taught us, it is that if you post anything to the web, it stays there forever. Of course, this is empirically false. Companies go out of business, databases corrupt, servers crash, indexes get expunged, identifiers get mixed up, and even with the best intentions and good backups, data are lost. Think about the Google search results for your name. Are they the same they were 1, 3, or 5 years ago? While it is likely that you could tell me tons about new results that have come online over that time period, could you tell me about the ones that have gone offline?