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2005–2009

In the Matter of Facilitating Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Persons with Other Disabilities

Comments from ALA, ACRL, and ARL address the need for improved and expanded access to copyrighted works for the blind and persons with other disabilities.

pdf noi-comments-print-disabilities-28apr09.pdf

 
   

Letter to Adrienne C. Thomas re: Response to Request for Information: Development of Alternative Models for Presidential Libraries (Apr. 17, 2009)

Letter from cultural heritage organizations in response to the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) request for input (RFI) into the development of alternative models for Presidential libraries.

pdf nara-rfi-preslibraries-final.pdf

 
 

Proceedings of the 2008 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment

Steve Hiller et al., eds.
2009 | ISBN 1-59407-814-9 | EAN 9781594078149 | 552 pages
$150, plus shipping and handling (print or CD-ROM)

This second Library Assessment Conference—following the successful 2006 conference in Charlottesville, Virginia—brought together over 375 participants from libraries, information schools, associations, library systems, and vendors for four days of assessment presentations, poster sessions, discussions, and workshops. The proceedings contain more than 60 papers spanning assessment activities in libraries, information literacy, library as place, organizational culture, management information, using assessment data for change, assessment methods, reference evaluation, LibQUAL+®, statistical data, program impact/evaluation, usability, e-metrics, and more.

 
 

White Paper: Strategic Directions for the Federal Depository Library Program

White paper concerning the future of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). ARL argues that the FDLP strategic planning process should lead to a flexible, sustainable, reconfigured program that reflects the needs and interests of users of government information and participating libraries; embraces the digital networked environment; and importantly, encourages collaborative network-based services while ensuring a smooth and orderly transition to a new program framework.

pdf fdlp-strategic-directions-april09.pdf

 
 

Research Library Issues, no. 263 (Apr. 2009)

RLI issue 263 includes the following articles:

  • Diversity in Research Universities
  • An Overview of ARL Diversity Programs
  • Digital Scholarly Communication: A Snapshot of Current Trends
  • Strategies for Supporting New Genres of Scholarship
  • Achieving the Full Potential of Repository Deposit Policies
  • Author-Rights Language in Library Content License
 
 

Letter to Eric H. Holder Jr., Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Janet Napolitano re: Practice of "ideological exclusion" (Mar. 18, 2009)

Letter from interested organizations concerning the the practice of "ideological exclusion," refusing visas to foreign scholars, writers, artists, and activists not on the basis of their actions but on the basis of their ideas, political views, and associations.

pdf idex-coalition-letter-3-18-09.pdf

 
 

Special Collections in ARL Libraries: A Discussion Report from the ARL Working Group on Special Collections

In this report the Working Group identifies key issues in the management and exposure of special collections material in the 21st century.

pdf scwg-report-mar09.pdf

 
 

Ad Hoc Task Force to Review the Proposed OCLC Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records: Final Report to the ARL Board

The release of a new "OCLC Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records" initiated an outpouring of concern in the research library community. ARL directors asked that ARL investigate the policy and its ramifications for the community. In response, the ARL Executive Committee established an Ad Hoc Task Force to review the Policy and identify issues of particular interest to research libraries.

pdf oclc-report-jan09.pdf

 
   

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Collaboration with Campus Units

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-collaborations-campus-dec08.pdf

 
 

Letter to House Committee on the Judiciary re: Opposition to Research Works Act (Feb. 13, 2009)

Letter from higher education and library association asking the House to oppose H.R. 801, "The Fair Copyright in Research Works Act," and support the worldwide move toward open, public access to the results of publicly funded research.

pdf oawg_to_judiciary-09-feb.pdf

 
 

ALA, ARL, ACRL Host Meeting of Experts to Discuss Google Book Search Settlement

Members of library community discussed the implications of the Google Book Search settlement in a meeting hosted on February 9, 2009, in Washington, DC, by the American Library Association Washington Office, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of College & Research Libraries.

pdf gbs-dc-meeting-summary12feb09.pdf

 
   

Public Access to the Published Results of Publicly Funded Research Will Benefit the Economy, Science, and Health

Every year, the federal government funds tens of billions of dollars in basic and applied research with the expectation that the results will accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, stimulate innovation, and improve the public good. These research results typically are reported in articles published in a wide variety of academic journals. However, the high cost of journal subscriptions and restrictive licensing terms severely limits public access to these articles. Because U.S. taxpayers underwrite this research, they have a right to expect its dissemination and use will be maximized.

pdf patransitionoawg.pdf

 
 

Transformational Times: An Environmental Scan Prepared for the ARL Strategic Plan Review Task Force

In 2009 the Association of Research Libraries is renewing its strategic plan. The plan that will result from this effort will guide the Association in setting priorities and organizing its activities for the next several years, a time that is expected to present unprecedented challenges and concomitant opportunities to research libraries. To support the work of the Strategic Planning Task Force, ARL senior staff have initiated an environmental scanning exercise to identify trends that are likely to affect research libraries and the work of the Association. The report considers not only challenges, but also opportunities.

pdf transformational-times-feb09.pdf

 
 

The University's Role in the Dissemination of Research and Scholarship - A Call to Action

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), issued this joint statement as a call to action for universities to ensure the broadest possible access to the products of their work.

pdf disseminating-research-feb09.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Training for Librarians

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-training-librarians-dec08.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Training & Workshops for Users

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-training-for-users-dec08.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Special Tools & Services

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-special-tools-dec08.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Specially Assigned Librarians

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-specially-assigned-dec08.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Special Collections

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-special-collections-dec08.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Short Web Tutorials

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-short-web-tutorials-dec08.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Portals

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-portals-dec08.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Podcats / Vocasts / Video

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-podcasts-dec08.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Plagiarism & Ethics

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-plagiarism-dec08.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Library Guides

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-library-guides-dec08.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Infolit Instruction

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-info-lit-instruction-dec08.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Infolit Across Curricula

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-info-lit-curricula-dec08.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Facebook / YouTube / Etc.

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-facebook-dec08.pdf

 
 
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