Monthly Archive for September, 2008

SLA Phil: Defining the Value of Information: Beyond ROI

Title: SLA Phil: Defining the Value of Information: Beyond ROI
Location: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Link out: Events at SLA Philadelphia Chapter
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Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act (H.R. 5889)

I heard from Mary Langman at MLA that Intellectual Propery Subcommittee ranking member, Howard Coble (R-NC) is stalling on bringing this to the House floor so please do urge your representative to support this worthwhile legislation. They’ll be back in session on Thursday. For background, see MLA’s page on orphan works.

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EPA Will Reopen Libraries

EPA is enhancing access to library services for the public and Agency staff. EPA will open previously closed libraries in its National Library Network, with walk-in access for the public and EPA staff. This notice provides information regarding how members of the public can access the libraries and services beginning September 30, 2008.

New blog for MLA communications

The MLA Board began a new blog, MLA Connections, to provide an easy way for the MLA Board and the membership to communicate with each other. From Mary Ryan’s welcome message:

The blog will include updates on priorities and major initiatives, Board activities and decisions, and activities of committees, task forces, sections, and chapters. The blog will also be used to respond to MLA-related postings on individual blogs, instead of just responding on each blog, which many people might not see.

I added its feed to mlaphil.org, so you’ll see recent posts in the right colum. You can also sign up for email notifications.

 

Latest posts from the new blog, MLA Connections, displayed in mlaphil.org's right column.

Latest posts from the new blog, MLA Connections, displayed in mlaphil.org

Thanks to Clare Leibfarth for making me realize our Technorati Profile needed tweaking.

Deadline extended for your tri-chapter meeting ideas.

Please get your ideas to Rachel Resnick by November 1, 2008.  Thanks!  See here or here for my original post about this great event.