E-Book Security Spotlighted at BookTech West

The Dmitri Sklyarov debacle has made e-book copyright issues a focus of this year\'s BookTech West Expo:

\"For those who are convinced that e-books can never be properly encrypted and that publishers are about to deliver their intellectual property to a horde of maleficent pirates, the Adobe case proves that anything can be hacked,\" said Richard Nash, director of acquisitions for . . Copyright will be among the major topics of discussion at this book and technology publishing conference, which runs through Wednesday and is expected to draw more than 1,400 book-publishing professionals. (More from Wired.)


\"20,000 librarians with credit cards . . . \"

Publishers Weekly\'s assessment of ALA 2001:

An upbeat spirit on the show floor was directly related to reports that, with few geographic exceptions, library budgets continue to grow. And although libraries are spending more money on electronic equipment and digital information, they are also buying more books. George Coe, CEO of Baker & Taylor Library Services, said his company\'s library business continues to expand: \"Our business is up considerably over last year. This is a great show for us.\"


San Francisco Marriott Protest Tuesday, June 19, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

WHAT: ALA Awards Reception/Inaugural Banquet

WHERE: San Francisco Marriott, 4th Street, (between Market and Mission Streets)

WHEN: Tuesday, June 19, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Andrea Grimes
writes: \"Please join President-Elect Mitch Freedman and library luminaries
for a very special action, at the San Francisco Marriott. This
protest, organized by librarians with the support of Local 2,
is in support of the hotel workers. We stand by Local 2 hotel
workers until they win a contract that guarantees fair working
conditions, family friendly benefits, and a real voice on the


Report from ALA in San Francisco

Steve Fesenmaier passed alomg this report from
Andrea Grimes:
\"Dear Friends,

This is a report from the frontlines of the ALA

DAY ONE (6/15)

6:00 Local 2\'s Siege V: protest/picket line begins, at SF
Local 2 has scheduled two all-day actions at the
Marriott, for
Friday and Saturday, June 15-16, from
6:00am-10:00pm. ALL

Below is the text of the message that went out earlier
this week, along with the full chain of events from the
ALA and you can take a look at a Protest Button 1 or Two from


A Matter of Personal Conscience

\"Maurice J. Freedman\" wrote:


I am writing this message to those 4,300+ people that
voted for me, as
well as all other ALA members.

I will not be attending the ALA Inaugural Banquet, at
which I was
scheduled to be inaugurated as President-Elect,
2001-2002. I will not
be attending the 3rd Executive Board meeting, the one I
should attend as
ALA President-Elect.



Governor General\'s speech to the Ontario Library

Cabot writes \"Speech on the Occasion of the Opening Plenary Session of the Ontario Library Association\'s Super Conference is

\"I\'m here also to salute all of you librarians – individuals who have created and sustained this organization over the years, through good times and through bad, and who persevere. And who are \"reaching forward\" now into the next century with the same commitment, creativity and excellence.\"


Information Highways 2001 Conference & Product Exhibition

When: March 26-27, 2001
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto ON
Theme: e-content / people. knowledge. business

Information Highways is Canada\'s leading event for the Internet content community and a premier learning experience about user-driven Internet content. The program features 5 topic streams including Knowledge Management at Work; Government Online; Enterprise Knowledge ROI; Internet Publishing & Distribution; and Power Users. For more information on keynotes, programming, exhibiting, or registering for INFORMATION HIGHWAYS 2001, click, email info @ or call (416) 488-7372.


View From ALA Midwinter

I have my exciting ALA Midwinter Photos posted.

Some of the highlights include:

Stupid Panda Tricks

The First OCLC Terminal [I was suprised to find at the Smithsonian].

The First Apple Computer.

A view of the trade show floor.

And Stupid Vendor Tricks, yes that is a real person.


E-Book 2000

E-Book 2000: September 25-27, Washington DC
To learn about E-books -- how the technology is developing, the
applications that are emerging, and the impact of e-books on libraries --
plan to attend E-Book 2000 on September 25-27, at the Ronald Reagan Building
and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.


XIX Brazilian Congress of Library Science

Information on the XIX Brazilian Congress of Library Science and Documentation, the III Latin-American Congress of Library Science and Documentation, and the VII National Meeting of Legal Documentation and Information can be found at:

The event will take place in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, from 24 to 30 September 2000, at the Convention Center of the Pontifica Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul - PUCRS.
Main Topic: Information for Citizenship.



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