Letter to Interested Persons re: Section-by-Section Analysis of Justice Department draft “Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003,” also known as “Patriot Act II” (Feb. 14, 2003)
Letter from the ACLU regarding the "Patriot Act II."
Special Collections Statement of Principles: Research Libraries and the Commitment to Special Collections
This statement of principles, "Research Libraries and the Commitment to Special Collections," was prepared by the ARL Task Force on Special Collections in December 2002 and endorsed by the ARL Board of Directors on February 6, 2003.
Letter to Veronica Steadman re: Technological Protection Systems for Digitized Copyrighted Works (Docket No. 2003-C-006): Higher Education Associations’ and Library Associations’ Statement for the Record (Feb. 4, 2003)
Letter from higher education and library associations to the US Patent and Trademark Office.
ARL: A Bimonthly Report 226 (Feb. 2003)
Includes the seminal article "Institutional Repositories: Essential Infrastructure for Scholarship in the Digital Age" by Clifford Lynch, as well as "Framing the Issue: Open Access" by Mary Case, "The End of History? Reflections on a Decade" by William Crowe, and "Celebrating Seventy Years of ARL."
Letter to Veronica Steadman re: Docket No. 2003-C-006, Technological Protection Systems for Digitized Copyrighted Works: Higher Education Associations’ and Library Associations’ Comments and Request to Testify (Jan. 14, 2003)
ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2001-2002
ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2001-2002
ARL Preservation Statistics 2001-2002
ARL Supplementary Statistics 2001-2002
In the Matter of Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems For Access Control Technologies
Reply Comments of Library Associations following public hearings.
SPEC Kit 273: Chat Reference (December 2002)
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SPEC Kit 272: Insuring and Valuing Research Library Collections (December 2002)
A scanned version of SPEC Kit 272 is available full view through HathiTrust. View document here »
ARL: A Bimonthly Report 225 (Dec. 2002)
Special Issue: Collections & Access for the 21st Century Scholar: Changing Roles of Research Libraries: A Report from the ARL Collections & Access Issues Task Force
SPEC Kit 271: Library Systems Office Organization (November 2002)
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SPEC Kit 270: Core Competencies (October 2002)
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SPEC Kit 269: Integrating Preservation Activities (October 2002)
A scanned version of SPEC Kit 269 is available full view through HathiTrust. View document here »
ARL: A Bimonthly Report 224 (Oct. 2002)
SPEC Kit 268: Reference Service Statistics & Assessment (September 2002)
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ARL: A Bimonthly Report 223 (Aug. 2002)
Letter to James Sensenbrenner re: Questions about USA PATRIOT Act (July 26, 2002)
Letter from the Attorney General responding to questions about the USA PATRIOT Act.
Membership Meeting 2002 (Spring): Nuts & Bolts of Fundraising: Summary Notes
Proceedings of the 140th ARL Membership Meeting, May 2002. This session focused on practical issues facing directors relatively new to fundraising.
Joint Letter in Support of LC FY2002 Budget Request (Jun. 11, 2001)
Library association letter in support of the FY2002 budget request of the Library of Congress.
Law Professors' Letter on Section 104 Report
In August 2001, the United States Copyright Office missed an opportunity. Under the broad mandate of Section 104 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, it had been open to the Office to inquire widely and reflect deeply on the effects of that legislation and "the development of electronic commerce and associated technology" on some of the basic structural features of the Copyright Act.
ARL: A Bimonthly Report 222 (Jun. 2002)
The Responsibility of Research Libraries for Preservation
In this statement, approved by the ARL Board of Directors on May 24, 2002, the members of ARL reaffirm their commitment to preservation as one of the fundamental responsibilities of the research library community.
Membership Meeting 2002 (Spring): Capital Campaign Approaches [session description]
Proceedings of the 140th ARL Membership Meeting, May 2002.
ARL: A Bimonthly Report 221 (Apr. 2002)
ARL Annual Salary Survey 2001-2002
Register.com v. Verio: Revised Amici Curiae Brief (March 1, 2001)
Amici submit this brief urging that this Court reverse the decision of the trial court (in Register.com v. Verio) which effectively prohibits the copying of facts from a publicly accessible website. Amici represent the interests of many sectors of the computer, software, Internet telecommunications, and information services industries, as well as users of digital information.