Total attendance topped 26,000 at the annual conference of the American Library Association (ALA) in Chicago, June 28–July 2. Attendance was higher than in 2011 and 2012, which both attracted about 20,000.ALA is always the place to announce new initiatives in librarianship. On the vendor side, Freegal/Library Ideas detailed a new streaming video service, and OverDrive said its would soon be available, joining the existing offerings from Midwest Tape and Recorded Books. Debuting at the conference was a crowd-funding campaign to develop the next generation of LibraryBox. ALA itself launched several new projects at the meeting, including ala.org/liberty, which offers a toolkit and resources for libraries to convene community discussions on privacy, and a preview version of Digital Learn, a free online resource for librarians teaching digital literacy.