Fall Forum 2006: Universities Rethink Publishing
Proceedings of the 2006 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Improving Access to Publicly Funded Research: Policy Issues and Strategies." Sarah E. Thomas presents on the DPubS Digital Publishing System.
Membership Meeting 2006 (Fall): Theoretical Economics and the State of Scholarly Publishing in Economics
Proceedings of the 149th ARL Membership Meeting, October 2006.
Urgent Action Needed to Preserve Scholarly Electronic Journals
This statement arose out of a 2005 meeting of library leaders hosted by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and articulates four actions needed to support the development of qualified preservation archives for scholarly e-journals.
Membership Meeting 2005 (Spring): Antitrust Issues in Scholarly & Legal Publishing: The Anticompetitive Implications of Bundling & the Conditions Set by Large STM Publishers [highlights]
This discussion considered the emerging landscape of publisher business practices, legal options, and alternatives such as more effective negotiation practices.
Introduction to Scholarly Communication Issues from UCSF Library & Center for Knowledge Management
Scholarly Communication - Impact on Libraries
Example presentation for library staff.
Law Serials Pricing and Mergers: A Portfolio Approach
Using data from more than 400 legal serials, Mark McCabe estimates the impact of six publisher mergers on law serial prices during the period 1990–2000. The results suggest that merger-related price increases were substantial during this period, even after accounting for secular price trends.
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Scholarly Communication and Epistemic Cultures
Keynote Address, delivered at "Scholarly Tribes and Tribulations: How Tradition and Technology Are Driving Disciplinary Change," Washington, DC, October 17, 2003
In Oldenburg's Long Shadow
Jean-Claude Guédon • 2001 • ISBN 0-918006-81-3 • 70 pp.
Dr. Guédon made a presentation on these ideas in May 2001 at ARL's 138th Membership Meeting, a meeting held in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries in Toronto. The presentation was received very positively and, Dr. Guédon agreed to write a paper to encourage further discussion. The result is the paper in hand. In Oldenburg’s Long Shadow is published by ARL with permission of the author in order to stimulate further discussion and new thinking on the important issues that he raises.
Print copies are also available for $15.00 plus shipping & handling.
Membership Meeting 1998 (Fall): Moving With Dispatch to Resolve the Scholarly Communication Crisis: From Here to NEAR
Proceedings of the 133rd ARL Membership Meeting, "Confronting the Challenges of the Digital Era," October 1998.
Principles for Emerging Systems of Scholarly Publishing (a.k.a. the Tempe Principles)
The "Tempe Principles" were agreed to by the undersigned individuals as a result of a meeting held in Tempe, Arizona, on March 2-4, 2000. Sponsored by the Association of American Universities, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Merrill Advanced Studies Center of the University of Kansas, the meeting was held to facilitate discussion among the various academic stakeholders in the scholarly publishing process and to build consensus on a set of principles that could guide the transformation of the scholarly publishing system.
SPEC Kit 250: Educating Faculty on Scholarly Communication Issues (September 1999)
A scanned version of SPEC Kit 250 (Transforming Libraries 10) is available full view through HathiTrust. View document here »
To Publish and Perish
Special issue of "Policy Perspectives", co-sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of American Universities, and the Pew Higher Education Roundtable. This Policy Perspectives is about the challenge of maintaining access to significant researchand scholarship at a time when both the volume and price of information have increased nearly three-fold in the last decadealone.
Principles for Licensing Electronic Resources
ARL and its partner library associations issued these principles in 1997 and then developed a series of workshops on licensing to introduce the library community to best practices in contract terms and negotiations.
SPEC Kit 223: Electronic Scholarly Publication (June 1997)
A PDF of SPEC Flyer 223 (Transforming Libraries 3) is available here spec-kit-223-electronic-scholarly-publication.pdf