[Libs-Or] new library science title available for interlibrary loan from Oregon State Library

Ann Reed ann.reed at state.or.us
Mon Oct 24 10:17:08 PDT 2011

The following new title is available for interlibrary loan from the Oregon State Library. If you would like to request this or other materials from the Oregon State Library please use your library's established interlibrary loan process or send your full name, the name of your library, complete title information, shipping address, and a phone number to the document delivery department at library.request at state.or.us<mailto:library.request at state.or.us> or (fax) 503-588-7119. Items will be checked out to your library, not to you personally, for 4 weeks (print materials) or 2 weeks (videos). Materials will be delivered via mail or Orbis Cascade Alliance Courier, and you may return them the same way. Normally a single copy is purchased and is loaned on a first-come-first-serve basis. You may be put on a hold list for several weeks. Thank you for your patience.

Levien, Roger E.  Confronting the Future: Strategic Visions for the 21st Century Public Library.  Washington D.C.: ALA Office for Information Technology Policy,  Policy Brief No. 4, June 2011.   027.4 Levie     ALA is also offering a webinar around this publication.

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy's (OITP) latest policy brief breaks down the formidable challenges in store for libraries during the next few decades. The brief, "Confronting the Future: Strategic Visions for the 21st Century Public Library"<http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oitp/publications/policybriefs/confronting_the_futu.pdf> was written by OITP Fellow Roger E. Levien, president of Strategy and Innovation Consulting. The report explores how emerging technologies combined with challenges, such as financial constraints as well as shifts in the nature and needs of library users, require libraries to evolve rapidly and make strategic decisions today that will influence their future for decades to come.

 "Commercial enterprises have been driving many information innovations, with many benefits derived by the public, but some critical important values - such as information access for all regardless of the ability to pay - are not well addressed by commercial interests," OITP Director Alan Inouye said.

"This policy brief helps to develop effective strategies for public libraries that preserve these values while leveraging emerging technologies for the benefit of communities," said Inouye.

Bonnie Tijerina, chair of OITP's advisory committee, said competition and innovation are paving the way for a revolution in library services, but at this point there is much uncertainty over how libraries should handle matters such as e-books licenses as well as the question of potential products such as the pending Google Book Search.

The issues raised in the brief will be discussed at an OITP program during the ALA's Annual Conference in New Orleans June 23-28, 2011. The program, "Confronting the Future: Strategic Visions for the 21st Century Public Library" will be held on Saturday, June 25, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 292.

Be sure to check out our Library and Information Science (LIS) blog (http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/) to discover the most recent additions to our LIS collection and search our catalog (http://oregon.gov/OSL/index.shtml) for our complete holdings. The library science collection is meant to support the whole Oregon library community. The Library Development Division welcomes your suggestions for acquisitions - see the blog for an input form or email us!

This collection is supported in whole by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator
Library Development Services
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St.
Salem, OR 97301
ann.reed at state.or.us<mailto:ann.reed at state.or.us>
phone: (503)378-5027
fax: (503)378-6439

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