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2000–2004

In the Matter of US DOJ, FBI, and DEA Joint Petition for Rulemaking to Resolve Various Outstanding Issues Concerning the Implementation of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (RM-10865)

Comments from higher education associations.

pdf calea-comments-12apr10.pdf

 
   

ARL: A Bimonthly Report 233 (Apr. 2004)

pdf arl-br-233.pdf

 
 

Cheney v. US District Court: Amicus brief in support of Sierra Club and Judicial Watch

Amicus brief in support of Sierra Club and Judicial Watch, Inc.

pdf cheney-amicus-11mar04.pdf

 
 

Letter to Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. and W.J. Tauzin re: H.R. 3261, "Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act" (Jan. 15, 2004)

Letter expressing opposition to the H.R. 3261, entitled "Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act."

pdf dbcoalitionletter011504.pdf

 
 

Letter to Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. and W.J. "Billy" Tauzin re: "Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act" Discussion Draft (Sept. 8, 2003)

Letter from the Net Coalition regarding the "Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act" ("Discussion Draft" or "Draft"), specifically several provisions that would be unnecessarily punitive to the Internet community but would exceed other similar federal statutes.

pdf lt-netcoalition-databases-08sep03.pdf

 
 

Assessing ILL/DD Services: New Cost-Effective Alternatives

This 2004 ARL study by Mary Jackson, with Bruce Kingma and Tom Delaney, collects and analyzes current data on the performance of mediated and user-initiated (unmediated) ILL/DD services. The study also identifies and describes characteristics of low-cost, high-performing, mediated and user-initiated ILL/DD operations to assist ILL managers to improve their own operations.

Full text available via the Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/details/assessingillddse00jackrich

 
           

Recording Industry Association of America, Inc., Appellee v. Verizon Internet Services, Inc., Appellant

On December 19, 2003, reversing the rulings of the lower court, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favor of Verizon. In a case with significant implications for users of file sharing systems, the decision stopped the RIAA from gaining access to names of individuals that the RIAA suspected of illegally downloading music from the Internet. The suits filed by the RIAA have focused on section 512(h), the subpoena provision of the DMCA, that allows any copyright owner or representative to "request the clerk of any US district court to issue a subpoena" to force an Internet service provider (ISP) to identify "an alleged infringer."

pdf riaavverizon.pdf
 
 

SPEC Kit 279: Evaluating Library Instruction (December 2003)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 279 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View document here »

 
 

ARL: A Bimonthly Report 232 (Feb. 2004)

pdf arl-br-232.pdf

 
 

Demographic Change in Academic Librarianship

Stanley J. Wilder • 2003 • ISBN 0-918006-97-X • 76 pp.

Demographic Change in Academic Librarianship revisits the retirement projections in Stanley Wilder's 1995 age demographics report and presents an updated analysis of demographic trends that are based on newly available ARL and U.S. census data. While the 1995 report focused on the impact of retirements on the profession, Demographic Change in Academic Librarianship recognizes the connection between the aging of the profession and new entries to the population. In addition to presenting new projections for retirements through 2020, this study updates the age profile of librarians in ARL academic libraries and examines the age, race, gender, and skills of new library professionals.

Print copies are available for $55.00 plus shipping & handling.

 
 

Library Print Preservation: An Administrative Briefing

George J. Soete with Janice Mohlhenrich Lathrop • 2003 • ISBN 0-918006-99-6 • 29 pp.

This publication responds to a need articulated by ARL library directors for a brief non-technical survey of preservation, preservation methods--their appropriate uses, advantages, and disadvantages--and preservation costs. It is intended to provide an overview and to help library administrators in their local planning for preservation and in their communication with preservation specialists.

pdf library-print-preservation.pdf

Print copies are also available for $15.00 plus shipping & handling.

 
 

Comments of the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, American Association of Law Libraries, Medical Library Association, and Special Libraries Association Concerning the Proposed United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement

Comments in response to the notice and request for public comments on the proposed United States-Bahrain free trade negotiations (Bahrain FTA), August 25, 2003. These comments address, in particular, chapters that may impact intellectual property rights and services.

pdf ftaa-bahrain-comments-17nov03.pdf

 
 

Comments of the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, American Association Of Law Libraries, and Special Libraries Association Concerning the Proposed United States-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement

Comments in response to the notice and request for public comments on the proposed United States-Dominican Republic free trade negotiations (Dominican Republic FTA), August 28, 2003. These comments address, in particular, chapters that may impact intellectual property rights and services.

pdf ftaa-dominican-comments-03nov03.pdf

 
 

Comments of the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, American Association Of Law Libraries, and Special Libraries Association on the Second Draft Consolidated Texts of the Free Trade Area of the Americas Agreement

Comments in response to the notice and request for public comments on the second draft consolidated texts of the Free Trade Area of the Americas Agreement (FTAA), December 27, 2002. These comments address, in particular, the FTAA chapters on intellectual property rights and services.

pdf ftaa-lib-assoc-comments-nov03.pdf

 
 

SPEC Kit 278: Library Patron Privacy (November 2003)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 278 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View document here »

 
 

Library Community Opposes Bill to Restrict Access to Data [press release]

Speaking on behalf of five of the nation's leading library organization—the American Association of Law Libraries, the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, the Medical Library Association, and the Special Libraries Association—Prudence S. Adler, Associate Executive Director, ARL, voiced the opposition of the library community to the recently introduced "Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act" (H.R. 3261).

pdf hr3261-pressrelease-20oct03.pdf

 
 

Scholarly Communication and Epistemic Cultures

Keynote Address, delivered at "Scholarly Tribes and Tribulations: How Tradition and Technology Are Driving Disciplinary Change," Washington, DC, October 17, 2003

pdf scholarly-tribes-cronin-17oct03.pdf

 
 

Membership Meeting 2003 (Fall): Statistics and Measurement Committee Highlights

Proceedings of the 143rd ARL Membership Meeting, October 2003.

pdf mm03fall-statistics-highlights.pdf

 
 

Membership Meeting 2003 (Fall): Preservation of Research Library Materials Committee [session description]

Proceedings of the 143rd ARL Membership Meeting, October 2003.

pdf mm03fall-preservation-comm.pdf

 
 

Membership Meeting 2003 (Fall): Portal Applications Working Group [session description]

Proceedings of the 143rd ARL Membership Meeting, October 2003.

pdf mm03fall-portal-apps.pdf

 
 

Membership Meeting 2003 (Fall): Opportunities for Support Staff: A Report on Recommendations from the 3rd Congress on Professional Education [session description]

Proceedings of the 143rd ARL Membership Meeting, October 2003.

pdf mm03fall-opportunities-for-support.pdf

 
 

Membership Meeting 2003 (Fall): Implementing Institutional Repositories: Key Policy Issues [discussion summary]

pdf mm03fall-institutional-repositories.pdf

 
 

Membership Meeting 2003 (Fall): ARL Members Discuss "Opportunities for Support Staff: A Report on Recommendations from the 3rd Congress on Professional Education"

Proceedings of the 143rd ARL Membership Meeting, October 2003. Discussion notes.

pdf mm03fall-support-disc.pdf

 
 

ARL Survey of Regional and ARL Selective Depository Libraries in the FDLP Initial Analysis - 10/08/2003

Preliminary notes about the ARL Survey of Regional and ARL Selective Depository Libraries in the FDLP.

pdf 2003fdlp-surveyanalysis.pdf

 
 
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