SPEC Kit 294 investigates the purposes of ARL member libraries’ digitization efforts, the organizational structures these libraries use to manage digital initiatives, whether and how staff have been reassigned to support digitization activities, where funding to sustain digital activities originated and how that funding is allocated, how priorities are determined, whether libraries are outsourcing any digitization work, and how the success of libraries’ digital activities has been assessed. It includes documentation from respondents in the form of organization charts, mission statements, job descriptions, policies and procedures, and selection criteria.
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- SPEC Kit 284: Security in Special Collections (October 2004)
- SPEC Kit 282: Managing Electronic Resources (August 2004)
- ARL Endorses Digitization as an Acceptable Preservation Reformatting Option
- Library Print Preservation: An Administrative Briefing
- Membership Meeting 2003 (Fall): Preservation of Research Library Materials Committee [session description]
- Hidden Collections, Scholarly Barriers: Creating Access To Unprocessed Special Collections Materials Innorth America's Research Libraries
- Special Collections Statement of Principles: Research Libraries and the Commitment to Special Collections
- SPEC Kit 272: Insuring and Valuing Research Library Collections (December 2002)
- ARL: A Bimonthly Report 225 (Dec. 2002)