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ARL Encourages Members to Refrain from Signing Nondisclosure or Confidentiality Clauses

Members Also Encouraged to Share Agreement Content

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Board of Directors voted in support of a resolution introduced by its Scholarly Communication Steering Committee to strongly encourage ARL member libraries to refrain from signing agreements with publishers or vendors, either individually or through consortia, that include nondisclosure or confidentiality clauses. In addition, the Board encourages ARL members to share upon request from other libraries information contained in these agreements (save for trade secrets or proprietary technical details) for licensing content, licensing software or other tools, and for digitization contracts with third-party vendors.

 
 

ARL Encourages Members to Refrain from Signing Nondisclosure or Confidentiality Clauses

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Board of Directors voted in support of a resolution introduced by its Scholarly Communication Steering Committee to strongly encourage ARL member libraries to refrain from signing agreements with publishers or vendors, either individually or through consortia, that include nondisclosure or confidentiality clauses. In addition, the Board encourages ARL members to share upon request from other libraries information contained in these agreements (save for trade secrets or proprietary technical details) for licensing content, licensing software or other tools, and for digitization contracts with third-party vendors. The Board adopted this position at the ARL Membership Meeting in Houston, Texas, on May 22, 2009. This statement was released June 5, 2009.

pdf arl-encourages-members-to-refrain-from-signing-nondisclosure-or-confidentiality-clauses-2009.pdf

 
 

ARL Field Team Interview Guide

A sample guide for conducting faculty field interviews about new and emerging scholarly publishing models.

pdf arl-field-team-interview-guide.pdf

 
 

Issues in Scholarly Communication: Discussion Leader's Guide: The Changing Roles of Scholarly Societies in Knowledge Exchange

These guides are tools designed for library leaders to use for organizing a summer- or semester-long discussion series. Each guide offers a brief scoping statement, a suggested reading or resource to review, and a set of discussion questions to launch an hour-long informal conversation among library staff.

pdf brown-bag-societies-may08.pdf

 
 

Issues in Scholarly Communication: Discussion Leader's Guide: Peer Review

These guides are tools designed for library leaders to use for organizing a summer- or semester-long discussion series. Each guide offers a brief scoping statement, a suggested reading or resource to review, and a set of discussion questions to launch an hour-long informal conversation among library staff.

pdf brown-bag-peer-review-may08.pdf

 
 

Issues in Scholarly Communication: Discussion Leader's Guide: New Model Publications

These guides are tools designed for library leaders to use for organizing a summer- or semester-long discussion series. Each guide offers a brief scoping statement, a suggested reading or resource to review, and a set of discussion questions to launch an hour-long informal conversation among library staff.

pdf brown-bag-new-model-may08.pdf

 
 

New Collaborative Relationships: The Role of Academic Libraries in the Digital Data Universe: Infrastructure Breakout Session

Slides from the breakout seesion on infrastructure for the September 2006 ARL Workshop on New Collaborative Relationships: The Role of Academic Libraries in the Digital Data Universe held at the National Science Foundation.

pdf nsfworkshop2006-infrastructure.pdf

 
 

New Collaborative Relationships: The Role of Academic Libraries in the Digital Data Universe: Summary of Economic Sustainability Models: Breakout Session

Slides from breakout sesiion on economic sustainability models for the September 2006 ARL Workshop on New Collaborative Relationships: The Role of Academic Libraries in the Digital Data Universe held at the National Science Foundation.

pdf nsfworkshop2006-econ-models.pdf

 
 
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