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Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act and Broadband Access and Services: Request for Stay

This Request for a Stay seeks both a stay of the Commission's First Report & Order pending the release by the Commission of the subsequent orders anticipated by that first Order, and a stay of the First Report & Order pending review of that Order by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

pdf calea-request-stay-23nov05.pdf

 
     

In the Matter of Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act and Broadband Access and Services Comments of ALA, ARL, and ACRL

Comments from library associations in support of exempting libraries from the requirements of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act ("CALEA").

pdf calea-comments-2005.pdf

 
   

SPEC Kit 290: Access Services (November 2005)

A PDF of SPEC Kit 292 is available here pdf spec-kit-290-access-services.pdf.

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

 
     

Urgent Action Needed to Preserve Scholarly Electronic Journals

This statement arose out of a 2005 meeting of library leaders hosted by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and articulates four actions needed to support the development of qualified preservation archives for scholarly e-journals.

pdf ejournal-preservation-15oct05.pdf

 
 

New Roles of Government Information Librarians: Notes

Notes on new roles and professional skills for government information libraries.

pdf notes-gov-info-new-roles-07oct05.pdf

 
   

SPEC Kit 289: Managing Large Projects (October 2005)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 289 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.

 
 

Letter Supporting Data-Mining Provision in USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization (Sept. 23, 2005)

The undersigned organizations with diverse views write to urge that Senate Conferees accede to the House passed-version of the PATRIOT Act with respect to Section 132 of the House bill. It would require a government-wide survey of those federal programs that use "pattern-based" data-mining to identify a "pattern indicating terrorist or criminal activity." This provision would require the first full cataloging and assessment of government programs that employ this emerging technology. The provision would also require the Justice Department to identify legal impediments, if any, to the use of such technology.

pdf lt-patriot-data-mining-amendment-23sept05.pdf

 
   

Our New Work: Changing Realities and Directions

Summary of group worksheet responses from workshop on changing roles of government information librarians.

pdf our-new-work_changing-realities-and-directions.pdf

 
   

SPEC Kit 288: Scanning Services for Library Users (September 2005)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 288 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.

 
   

SPEC Kit 287: Instructional Improvement Programs (August 2005)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 287 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.

 
 

SPEC Kit 286: Collaboration for Distance Learning Information Literacy Instruction (July 2005)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 286 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.

 
 

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

Print copies are also available for $45.00 plus shipping & handling.

 
 

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

 
     

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

 
   

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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