Library Assessment Conference Thessaloniki 13-15 June 2005

This volume includes papers from the June 2005, Library Assessment Conference, co-sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Alexander Technological Educational Institution of Thessaloniki Library, and partially funded by the European Community Social Fund. Participants were informed about the development and use of LibQUAL+® and MINES, as well as about the current effort to adapt LibQUAL+® into the digital library environment (DigiQUAL™). They also engaged to identify ways to use evaluation data for managing change and improving services in a Greek library environment.

pdf lac-greece-2005.pdf

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Briefing Paper: Key Elements of the NIH Molecular Libraries Initiative - The Molecular Libraries Screening Center Network and PubChem

In order to identify those small molecules that will have the greatest effect on a disease or biological process, NIH will soon be awarding grants to a number of academic centers throughout the United States that will constitute the Molecular Libraries Screening Center Network (MLSCN). Critical to the success of this initiative and the work of the Centers is PubChem, a publicly available database that includes information about the biological activities of chemical compounds.

pdf nih-molecular-lib-initiative-08jun05.pdf


Membership Meeting 2005 (Spring): Antitrust Issues in Scholarly & Legal Publishing: The Anticompetitive Implications of Bundling & the Conditions Set by Large STM Publishers [highlights]

This discussion considered the emerging landscape of publisher business practices, legal options, and alternatives such as more effective negotiation practices.

pdf mm05sp-antitrust-summary.pdf


H.R.2408 - Public Domain Enhancement Act

To amend title 17, United States Code, to allow abandoned copyrighted works to enter the public domain after 50 years.

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Letter to Wayne Allard re: Government Printing Office (GPO) appropriations request (May 10, 2005)

Library association letter in support of the FY 2006 appropriations request for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).

pdf gpo_jnt_ltr_10may05.pdf


Letter to Jule L. Sigall re: Reply Comments to Inquiry Concerning Orphan Works (May 9, 2005)

Letter from library associations addressing consensus proposal on orphan works.

pdf lt-orphanreply-09may05.pdf


American Library Association, et al., v. Federal Communications Commission and United States of America (2005)

This case arises out of events related to the nation's transition from analog to digital television service ("DTV").

pdf bfappealsruling0505.pdf


Letter to Arlen Specter re: FY 2006 budget request for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) (Apr. 15, 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-spector-imls-06budget-15apr05.pdf


Letter to Conrad Burns re: FY2006 budget request for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) (May 4, 2005)

Letter from ARL and CLIR in support of the FY2006 budget request of $138,054,000 for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

pdf neh_jnt_ltr_050505.pdf

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