In advance of IFLA 2011 in Puerto Rico next week, American Libraries magazine is providing a special preview of our Fall 2011 International Supplement. The preview is embedded below and will also be available as a hand-out in the Expo Center at the World Library and Information Congress in San Juan.
My recollection may be fuzzy but I believe it was circa 2000 at a PLA conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the topic was e-books and how they spelled doom for public libraries. The atmosphere in the auditorium was thick. Women were sweating. Men were loosening their ties and removing their jackets.
Zines fully represent DIY (do-it-yourself) ethos, where the content, style, distribution methods, and more are entirely up to the zinester — or zine author/creator. With no standardization, and essentially a stance of anti-uniformity, zines can be a beast to catalog!
ED note: For several years, Jim Casey has been providing this blog with his thoughts on ALA Council actions - until recently as a Councilor and now as an interested member-observer - as well as reports from division committees he serves on. This will be his last report as he and his wife Diane are not expecting to attend in the future.
Beginning in August 2010, the Membership Development Office and the Office for Research and Statistics initiated an ongoing survey of member satisfaction. This report provides an analysis of the survey responses received between August 2010 and January 2011 and compares them to baseline data established in surveys conducted in 2007 and 2008.
It was a busy day on Sunday, June 26, at the ALA Annual Conference for RDA and the RDA Toolkit. The U.S. Test Committee met with vendors, testers, and the public, and summarized the results of the test and the reasoning behind its recent decision.