Letter to Federal Trade Commission re: Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter Google, Inc. (Google Buzz), File No. 1023136 (Apr. 26, 2011)
ARL comments to the FTC on the proposed consent agreement, specifically, regarding privacy issues raised by the Google Books product, which involves both searching and selling books.
Memorandum of Understanding between University of Minnesota Libraries and Library of Michigan/Michigan Department of Education
Memorandum of understanding concerning UMN becoming the Regional Federal Depository Library for the State of Michigan.
Letter to William Boarman and Mary Alice Baish re: FDLP memorandum of agreement between the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Library of Michigan (Apr. 14, 2011)
Letter providing details about the services the University of Minnesota Libraries will provide to the Michigan selective federal depository libraries if Minnesota assumes regional responsibilities for Michigan.
Overview of the ARL/DLF E-Science Institute
The E-Science Institute is designed to help research libraries develop a strategic) agenda for e-research support, with a particular focus on the sciences. The Institute consists of a series of interactive modules that take small teams of individuals from research libraries through a six-month process to strengthen and advance their e-research support strategy.
Re: Federal Copyright Protection of Sound Recordings Fixed Before February 15, 1972
The Association of Research Libraries and the American Library Association provide reply comments on the desirability of bringing under federal protection sound recordings fixed before February 15, 1972.
Questions from the NRNT Digital Curation and Preservation Webcast
These questions were asked during the April 7, 2011, webcast "New Roles for Research Libraries: Digital Curation for Preservation," but were left unanswered due to time constraints. The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) asked the webcast panel and the report authors to develop written responses to the unanswered questions in an effort to deepen webcast participants' understanding of the topic.
A Guide For the Perplexed Part IV: The Rejection of the Google Books Settlement
On March 22, 2011, Judge Denny Chin rejected the proposed settlement in copyright infringement litigation over the Google Library Project. Judge Chin found that the settlement was not "fair, reasonable, and adequate" as required by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Judge Chin issued the decision over a year after the fairness hearing he conducted. His opinion agrees in large measure with the objections to the settlement asserted by the U.S. Department of Justice at the hearing and in its written submissions. This paper discusses the opinion and where it leaves Google Books Search.
Library Copyright Alliance: Copyright Still a Barrier to Mass Digitization
Statement concerning the decision in the proposed settlement of the Google Books lawsuit.
New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation
The New Roles for New Times series identifies and delineates emerging roles and present research on early experiences among member libraries in developing the roles and delivering services. This report looks at how libraries are developing new roles and services in the arena of digital curation for preservation.
The authors consider a “promising set of new roles that libraries are currently carving out in the digital arena,” describing emerging strategies for libraries and librarians and highlighting collaborative approaches through a series of case studies of key programs and projects. They also provide helpful definitions and offer recommendations for libraries considering how best to make or expand their investments in digital curation. Issues and developments within and across the sciences and humanities are considered.
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Publishing Support for Small Print-Based Publishers: Options for ARL Libraries
This report summarizes the results of a project to investigate options that research libraries have for providing publishing support to small, print-based publishers.
Letter to Subcommittee on Communications and Technology re: Congressional Review Act and Net Neutrality (Feb. 16, 2011)
Letter from the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and EDUCAUSE asking representatives to oppose using the Congressional Review Act or any other legislation to overturn or undermine the recent "net neutrality" decision adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The ARL Library Scorecard Initiative
Research Library Issues, no. 274 (Feb. 2011)
RLI issue 274 includes:
- The Future of the US Research University
- Joining in the Enterprise of Response in the Wake of the NSF Data Management Planning Requirement
Letter to Patrick Leahy re: USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act of 2011, S. 193 (Feb. 2, 2011)
Library association letter in support of the USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act of 2011, (S. 193).
Issue Brief: FCC's Net Neutrality Rules and Implications for Research Libraries
UMG Recordings v. Veoh Networks: Amicus Brief in Support of Veoh
Brief of Amici Curiae Electronic Frontier Foundation, Internet Archive, American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, Association of College and Research Libraries, Computer and Communications Industry Association, Public Knowledge, Center for Democracy and Technology and Netcoalition in Support of Appellees and Affirmance
Letter to Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Robert B. Aderholt re: GPO funding FY2011 (Feb. 25, 2010)
Letter from library associations in support of the FY2011 appropriations request of $166,560,000 for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).
Letter to Lamar Smith and John Conyers re: Manager's Amendment to Stop Online Piracy Act, H.R. 3261 (Dec. 14, 2010)
In the Matter of exemption to the Prohibition of Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies: Comments of the Library Copyright Alliance
Comments from the Library Copyright Alliance Pursuant to the Notice of Inquiry (NOI) of September 29, 2011.