By Fabrizio Govi (ALAI President)
The Italian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ALAI) is pleased to announce that the new ALAI website, entirely renewed in graphics and content, is now online. You are invited to have a look at all the new features it contains. The site's homepage includes a section dedicated to the associated booksellers' catalogs. The material that each member will upload (news, catalogs, photographs, videos, events), will then remain filed in the page dedicated to him, which can be regarded as a sort of small website reserved to a single member.
Since the new site is based on the same technology underlying the ILAB website, ALAI has the opportunity to display the booksellers' metasearch (www.alai.it) and the books' metasearch available on the ILAB site.
This features are also downloadable for free as iPhone and Android etc. applications. The news and events section (http://www.alai.it/eng/news.html), frequently updated, enjoys the continuous exchange of information and articles from one site to another.
The newsletter (news.alai.it) is designed with the function of promoting all the catalogs and initiatives of the single members as well as special events and exhibitions.
ALAI also launched Facebook and Twitter pages (www.facebook.com/alai.it) in order to further increase the visibility of the associaton and its members.
Last but not least, the Italian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association is proud to recall that ALAI is supported and patronized by Prof. Umberto Eco.