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Educational Fair Use Today

Three recent appellate decisions concerning fair use should give educators and librarians greater confidence and guidance for asserting this important privilege. In all three decisions, the courts permitted extensive copying and display in the commercial context because the uses involved repurposing and recontextualization. The reasoning of these opinions could have far-reaching implications in the educational environment.

pdf band-edu-fair-use-today-dec07.pdf

 
   

Celebrating Research: Rare and Special Collections from the Membership of the Association of Research Libraries

Philip N. Cronenwett, Kevin Osborn, Samuel A. Streit, eds. • 2007 • ISBN 978-1-59407-769-2 • 312 pp., 402 illus., index

This compendium includes 118 special collection profiles, each from a different ARL member library. Each profile is illustrated with color photographs and tells a story of a single collection, recounting how the resources were acquired and developed. Also included is an introductory essay by British rare book expert Nicolas Barker and an appendix that provides a broad description of each library's special collection holdings and pertinent contact information. The book contains a detailed index; the companion Web site provides a search engine.

Print copies are also available for $135 ($115 ARL members) plus shipping & handling.

 
   

SPEC Kit 303: Library Assessment (December 2007)

SPEC Kit 303 examines the current state of library assessment to provide a starting point for those seeking to develop a library assessment program at their own institutions. It includes documentation from respondents in the form of job descriptions, assessment mission statements, plans, reports, Web sites, and organization charts.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 303 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

Synergy Issue 4, November 2007

The fourth issue of Synergy announces the fourth annual Leadership Institute for MLS graduate students. The Leadership Institute objectives are:
  • provide a theoretical overview of macro-level issues facing research libraries;
  • provide advice on career opportunities in, and transitioning into a research library;
  • develop a community of learners amongst the participants; provide opportunities for both formal and informal mentoring; and
  • provide opportunities to network with ARL library leaders.

pdfsynergy-issue-4.pdf

 
   

Letter to Patrick Leahy re: Surveillance by the federal government of electronic information (Nov. 7, 2007)

Letter from NASULGC expressing support for efforts by the nation's librarians to require that any surveillance by the Federal government of the e-mails and other electronic information generated by library patrons be conducted only following issuance of a subpoena by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

pdf lt-leahy-surveillance-07nov07.pdf

 
 

Agenda for Developing E-Science in Research Libraries: Final Report and Recommendations to the Scholarly Communication Steering Committee, thePublic Policies Affecting Research Libraries Steering Committee, andthe Research, Teaching, and Learning Steering

E-science has the potential to be transformational within research libraries by impacting theiroperations, functions, and possibly even their mission. Recognizing this potential, the ARL Steering Committees for Scholarly Communication and for Research, Teaching, and Learning jointly appointed a task force in 2006 to address the emergent domain of e-science. The Joint Task Force on Library Support for E-Science focused its attention on the implications of trends ine-science for research libraries, exploring the dimensions that impact collections, services,research infrastructure, and professional development.

pdf arl-escience-agenda-nov07.pdf

 
 

Letter to Richard G. Davis re: GPO Summary Report: Digitization Demonstration Project (Nov. 2, 2007)

These comments on the GPO Summary Report: Digitization Demonstration Project are submitted on behalf of the Association of Research Libraries to commend the GPO for engaging in the pilot digitization project.

pdf lt-david-gpo-digdemo-02nov07.pdf

 
 

SPEC Kit 302: Managing Public Computing (November 2007)

SPEC Kit 302 explores the management of library public computing, i.e., those computers that are located in public spaces for use by patrons, as distinct from staff computers and servers. By jointly looking at the scale of the public computing operations, the staffing and organizational structure, budgets, upgrades, maintenance, security, polices, and assessment, the survey pulls together and expands on issues covered in several previous SPEC Kits. It includes documentation from respondents in the form of job descriptions, public computing policies and procedures, and organization charts.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 302 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

Synergy Issue 3, October 2007

This edition of Synergy features the ARL Leadership and Career Development Program (LCDP).  It focuses on the LCDP fellows' experience at the Research, Teaching, and Learning Institute hosted by Joan Giesecke, dean of libraries, and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries, and Celebrating 10 Years of the LCDP.

pdfsynergy-issue-3.pdf

 
   

ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2005-2006

ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2005–2006 presents data that describe collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 75 law libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the arl-statistics-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2005-2006 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2005-2006

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2005–2006 presents data that describe collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 65 medical libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the arl-statistics-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2005-2006 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
   

Protecting Privacy & Intellectual Freedom in Libraries

The American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) (the "Libraries") seek language in the RESTORE Act and other FISA modernization proposals that ensures judicial review of law enforcement requests for library patron records or surveillance of library users through library networks.

pdf protecting-privacy-22oct07.pdf

 
 

Greenberg v. National Geographic Society: Amicus Brief in support of National Geographic Society

Two photographers claimed that the inclusion of their photographs in the National Geographic Society's (NGS) CD-ROM version of the NGS magazine violated their copyrights and that the NGS was not exempt under Section 201(c) of the Copyright Act.

pdf amici-greenberg-18oct07.pdf

 
 

Greenberg v. National Geographic Society, Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Jun. 13, 2007)

This case presents the question of whether Section 201(c) of the Copyright Act accords a magazine publisher a privilege to produce a digital compilation that contains exact images of its past magazine issues.

pdf greenbergreversal13june07.pdf

 
 

Fix the Critical Infrastructure Information Subtitle in the Homeland Security Act of 2002

The undersigned organizations are concerned about the current language for Critical Infrastructure Information in the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which contains ambiguous definitions that could unintentionally allow companies to keep broad categories of information secret and provisions that restrict the government's ability to use the information.

pdf fix-foia-statement-2002.pdf

 
   

Fall Forum 2007: Discovery and Access

Proceedings of the 2007 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Enhancing Graduate Education: A Fresh Look at Library Engagement." Moderated by Karen Williams and Cecily Marcus, participants in this session "brainstormed" new services and resources targeted at the discovery and access needs of graduate students. This is a summary of the ideas generated by session participants.

pdf ff07-williams-marcus.pdf

 
 

Fall Forum 2007: The Changing Nature of Graduate Education: Inputs and Outcomes

Keynote address delivered at the 2007 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Enhancing Graduate Education: A Fresh Look at Library Engagement."

pdf ff07-ortega-lynch.pdf

 
 

Fall Forum 2007: Spaces and Communities of Scholars

Proceedings of the 2007 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Enhancing Graduate Education: A Fresh Look at Library Engagement." Moderated by Carol A. Mandel and Lucinda Covert-Vail, participants in this session "brainstormed" new services and resources targeted at the space and community needs of graduate students. This is a summary of the ideas generated by session participants.

pdf ff07-mandel-covert-vail.pdf

 
 

Fall Forum 2007: Perspectives of the Graduate Student

Proceedings of the 2007 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Enhancing Graduate Education: A Fresh Look at Library Engagement." Luncheon panel moderated by Cecily Marcus.

pdf ff07-marcus-panel.pdf

 
 

Fall Forum 2007: Enhancing Graduate Education

Highlights and themes of the 2007 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Enhancing Graduate Education: A Fresh Look at Library Engagement."

pps ff07-lippincott.pps

 
 

Fall Forum 2007: Research, Scholarship, and Interdisciplinarity

Proceedings of the 2007 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Enhancing Graduate Education: A Fresh Look at Library Engagement." Moderated by Neil Rambo and Steve Hiller, participants in this session "brainstormed" new services and resources targeted at the research, interdisciplinary, and scholarly needs of graduate students. This is a summary of the ideas generated by session participants.

pdf ff07-hiller-rambo.pdf

 
       
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