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2005–2009

 

SPEC Kit 295: Remote Shelving Services (October 2006)

SPEC Kit 295 focuses on user services and how they have changed since the last survey in 1998 that was published in SPEC Kit 242 Library Storage Facilities, Management, and Services (May 1999). It includes documentation from respondents in the form of facility descriptions, service policies, service request forms, and operating policies.

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 295 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
   

SPEC Kit 294: Managing Digitization Activities (September 2006)

SPEC Kit 294 investigates the purposes of ARL member libraries’ digitization efforts, the organizational structures these libraries use to manage digital initiatives, whether and how staff have been reassigned to support digitization activities, where funding to sustain digital activities originated and how that funding is allocated, how priorities are determined, whether libraries are outsourcing any digitization work, and how the success of libraries’ digital activities has been assessed. It includes documentation from respondents in the form of organization charts, mission statements, job descriptions, policies and procedures, and selection criteria.

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 294 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

Letter to Jerry Lewis re: Government Printing Office (GPO) appropriations request (Aug. 22, 2006)

Library association letter in support of the FY 2007 appropriations request for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).

pdf gpo_jnt_ltr_house_22aug06.pdf

 
 

Letter to Wayne Allard re: Government Printing Office (GPO) appropriations request (Aug. 22, 2006)

Library association letter in support of the FY 2007 appropriations request for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).

pdf gpo_jnt_ltr_senate_22aug06.pdf

 
   

SPEC Kit 293: External Review for Promotion and Tenure (August 2006)

SPEC Kit 293 explores the policies and procedures that ARL member libraries use in the external review process for candidates who are eligible for promotion, tenure, or continuing appointment. It examines how external reviewers are identified and asked to participate in the review process, what instructions are given to reviewers, what materials are included in candidates’ portfolios, and the criteria for evaluating candidates’ portfolios, among other questions. It includes documentation from respondents for external review procedures and innstructions to external reviewers.

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 293 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

ARL Annual Salary Survey 2005-2006

This report analyzes salary data for all professional staff working in the 123 ARL member libraries during 2005–06. Data were reported for 9,655 professional staff in the 113 university libraries and for 3,921 professional staff members at the 10 nonuniversity libraries at ARL member institutions.

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

Link to the online ARL Annual Salary Survey 2005-2006 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

ARL Special Collections Task Force Final Status Report

This is the final report of the ARL Special Collections Task Force, chaired by Joe Hewitt. The task force was charged with advancing a seven-point action plan. The final status report summarizes the task force’s activities. An addendum recommends further actions to be taken.
pdf special-collections-task-force-final-status-report-july2006.pdf

 
 

SPEC Kit 292: Institutional Repositories (July 2006)

SPEC Kit 292 collects baseline data about ARL member institutions’ institutional repository activities. For the purposes of this survey, an IR was simply defined as a permanent, institution-wide repository of diverse locally produced digital works (e.g., article preprints and postprints, data sets, electronic theses and dissertations, learning objects, and technical reports) that is available for public use and supports metadata harvesting. If an institution shares an IR with other institutions, it was within the scope of this survey. Not included in this definition were scholars’ personal Web sites; academic department, school, or other unit digital archives that are primarily intended to store digital materials created by members of that unit; or disciplinary archives that include digital materials about one or multiple subjects that have been created by authors from many different institutions (e.g., arXiv.org). This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents in the form of IR home pages, IR usage statistics, deposit policies, metadata policies, preservation policies, and IR proposals.

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 292 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
       

Letter to Ralph Regula re: FY 2006 budget request for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) (May 4, 2005)

This letter is submitted on behalf of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) in support of the FY 2006 budget request of $262,240,000 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and in particular, the $221,325,000 request for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) that includes the $14,000,000 requested for National Leadership Grants for Libraries and $26,000,000 for Librarians for the 21st Century.

pdf lt-regula-imls-06budget-04may05.pdf

 
 

Cornyn Remarks on Federal Research Public Access Act

Senator Cornyn introduces the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006, "legislation that will refine the work done by NIH and require that the federal government's leading underwriters of research adopt meaningful public access policies."

pdf remarks-cornyn-frpaa-02may06.pdf

 
 

Letter to John Cornyn re: Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006 (May 2, 2006)

Letter supporting the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006 on behalf of six national library associations.

pdf ltr-cornyn-frpaa-02may06.pdf

 
 

Letter to Mary Rasenberger re: Section 108 Study Group (Apr. 24, 2006)

Based on discussions during the Los Angeles, CA and Washington, D.C. roundtables, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the American Library Association (ALA) submit the following additional comments on the Section 108 Study Group efforts.

pdf ltr-rasenberger-108-24apr06.pdf

 
 

Letter to Lawrence Small re: Smithsonian on Demand--Showtime Networks Contract (Apr. 7, 2006)

Letter from Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies expressing concern with the agreement between the Smithsonian and Showtime, granting the network near-exclusive rights to Smithsonian content.

pdf lt-small-smithsonian-27apr06.pdf

 
 

Letter to Conrad Burns re: FY2007 budget request for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) (Apr. 4, 2006)

Letter from ARL and CLIR in support of the FY2007 budget request of $140.955 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

pdf neh_jnt_ltr_040406.pdf

 
   

Letter to Henry Bonilla re: FY 2007 budget request for the National Agricultural Library (NAL) (April 2006)

Letter from library associations in support of the FY 2007 budget request for the National Agricultural Library (NAL).

pdf nal-lt-apr06.pdf

 
 

Letter to Jerry Lewis re: Library of Congress (LC) Budget FY2007 (Mar. 15, 2006)

Library association letter in support of the fiscal year 2007 budget request of $628.465 million for the Library of Congress (LC).

pdf loc_joint_ltr_031505.pdf

 
 

Letter to Jerry Lewis re: Government Printing Office (GPO) appropriations request (Mar. 9, 2006)

Library association letter in support of the FY 2007 appropriations request for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).

pdf gpo_jnt_ltr_09mar06.pdf

 
   

Letter to Mary Rasenberger re: Section 108 Study Group (Feb. 22, 2006)

The Association of Research Libraries and the American Library Association request that Sherrie Schmidt, Arizona State University, and Ken Frazier, Director, University of Wisconsin, Madison, participate in the Section 108 Study Group Roundtable Discussions in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

pdf ltr-rasenberger-108-22feb06.pdf

 
       

SPEC Kit 291: Spatial Data Collections and Services (December 2005)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 291 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View the document here »

A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.

 
 
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