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Office of Public Information Files (Born Digital and Digital Surrogates)

Digital surrogates and Born digital Records from the Office of Public Information (OPI) Files, contain posters, banners, audio recordings of radio programs, event video recording, press releases, newspaper transcriptions, correspondence, speeches, book cover images, newspaper clippings, articles, rosters, guidelines, and presentation slides, concerning "@ your library, The Campaign for America's Libraries"; Librarian and Book awards; Cuban Libraries and Librarianship; the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), controversies raised over ALA's critical position on this case and press coverage about it; activities of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA); U.S. Schools of Library & Information Studies; ALA and ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) media strategies and plans; and media contact information. Materials also include administrative materials as event agendas, minutes, schedules, memorandums, reports, fact sheets, ALA member photographs, financial and administrative reports, related to the OPI's work, to ALA activities and annual conferences.

The files also includes the Linda Wallace Working Files (1992-1999), materials were transferred from 102 floppies. Includes press releases, correspondence, and meeting minutes.

Press releases from these records have been made available online at the link provided above. Access copy of all digitized materials is available upon request.

Records have been reorganized from their original order to provide better access to researchers.

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