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Library Associations Statement On The USA PATRIOT Amendments Act of 2009

On October 20, 2009, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) and Representatives Jerrold R. Nadler (D-NY) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced the USA PATRIOT Amendments Act of 2009 (H.R.3845). The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the American Library Association (ALA) believe that this bill contains necessary and important reforms to the powers created by the USA PATRIOT Act.

pdf us-patriot-statement-2009.pdf

 
 

In the Matter of Mandatory Deposit of Published Electronic Works Available Only Online

Reply comments from ARL and ALA regarding certain concerns raised in initial comments from the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA).

pdf mandatory-deposit-reply-16oct09.pdf

 
   

Fall Forum 2009: Concluding Keynote Remarks

Presented at the ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "An Age of Discovery: Distinctive Collections in the Digital Age," October 2009.

mp3 ff09-wilson.mp3

 
                               

Fall Forum 2009: Special Collections at the Cusp of the Digital Age: A Credo

Presentation at the 2009 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "An Age of Discovery: Distinctive Collections in the Digital Age." Article appeared in RLI 267 (Dec. 2009).

pdf ff09-lynch-credo.pdf

 
       

Fall Forum 2009: What Changes with Digital Content? Three Key Issues

Presentation at the 2009 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "An Age of Discovery: Distinctive Collections in the Digital Age."

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