Here's a roundup of all our coverage from the 2012 ALA Midwinter conference:
Panel Tells Librarians to Go Forth and Digitize
Despite recent lawsuits over e-reserves, digital archives, and orphan works, at a two-hour program at ALA Midwinter, panelists urged librarians to go forth and digitize, that they already have the sturdy legal cover they need to proceed: fair use.
Librarians Hear Message of Empowerment
When Molly Raphael became president of the American Library Association in 2011, she unveiled an agenda that focused on empowerment—and at the ALA 2012 Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, TX, “empowerment” has been an overarching theme.
ALA Midwinter Meeting Opens in Dallas
The 2012 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting opened Friday evening in Dallas with a reception on the exhibit floor. Although pre-registration numbers are slightly lower than previous years, nearly 10,000 librarians, publishers, authors, and vendors are expected.