Code of Best Practices in Fair Use: Designing the Public Domain
This Note from the Harvard Law Review organizes research on pro-social motivation around the motivation-fostering effects of empowerment, community, and fairness. By incorporating these norms into the cultural architecture of the public domain, we can promote greater information production at less cost than by relying solely on the intellectual property system's traditional tools of exclusion.
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use: Fair Use and Research Libraries
Discusses copyright and its problems, why librarians need useable fair use, and the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use: Fair Use and Students
Discusses why students need to understand fair use, copyright and its problems, how codes of best practices help
Letter to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee re: H.R. 3699, the Research Works Act (Feb. 24, 2012)
Letter opposing the Research Works Act.
Letter to Patricia Steele, Wendy Pradt Lougee, Judith Russell re: FDLP concerns (Jan. 23, 2012)
Letter from Government Printing Office responding to concerns about the FDLP's future.
ARL Eighth Annual Leadership Symposium Agenda
Letter to Andrew M. Sherman re: FDLP concerns (Jan. 20, 2012)
Letter from library directors to Government Printing Office representative regarding a multi-state regional depository proposal advanced by the University of Michigan and University of Minnesota Libraries, and the GPO's position on comprehensive collecting by regional depository libraries.
USPTO Position on Fair Use of Copies of NPL Made in Patent Examination
Memorandum from Bernard J. Knight, Jr. discussing the application of the fair use doctrine to the use of non-patent literature (NPL) in the patent examination process.
Accessibility, The Chafee Amendment, and Fair Use
Flyer discussing fair use and the reproduction of material for use by disabled students, faculty, staff, and other appropriate users.
Association of Research Libraries ARL/MLA Diversity and Inclusion Initiative PROGRAM RECOMMENDATION FORM
The Strategic Approach to HR: Diagnosing and Solving Business Problems through HR and Employee Interventions
Christopher J. Collins, Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Director, Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies, ILR School, Cornell University
You Can't Be Too Careful: The Cost of Conservatism to Academic and Research Librarians' Mission
Argues the value of the Code of Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries to help librarians determine fair use guidelines for their institutions.
2011-2012 ARL Research Library Leadership Fellows Program Biographies
New Roles, New Expertise, New Hiring Practices (A. French)
Amanda French, THATCamp Coordinator and Research Assistant Proferssor, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic Libraries
This is a code of best practices in fair use devised specifically by and for the academic and research library community. It enhances the ability of librarians to rely on fair use by documenting the considered views of the library community about best practices in fair use, drawn from the actual practices and experience of the library community itself.
A PDF is available here code-of-best-practices-fair-use.pdf
Print copies are also available for $2.00 each plus shipping & handling. Order from ARL Publications.
ARL E-Book Requirements
This is "Appendix C: Detailed Evaluation Requirements and Desirables" of the 2012 ARL e-book licensing agent RFP, more commonly known as the "ARL E-Book Requirements."