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Research Library Issues, no. 266 (Oct. 2009)

RLI issue 266 includes:

  • Removing All Restrictions Cornell’s New Policy on Use of Public Domain Reproductions
  • Evolving Preservation Roles and Responsibilities of Research Libraries
  • SPARC Explores Income Models for Supporting Open-Access Journals
  • ARL Salary Survey Highlights
 
   

Letter to Daralyn J. Durie, Esq. re: Privacy Concerns about the Google Book Settlement (Oct. 6, 2009)

Letter to attorneys involved in the Google Books Settlement case written to urge Google to include enforceable privacy protections along with the amended settlement agreement.

pdf lt-gbs-group-privacy06oct09.pdf

 
 

SPEC Kit 313: E-book Collections (October 2009)

SPEC Kit 313 examines the current use of e-books in ARL member libraries; their plans for implementing, increasing, or decreasing access to e-books; purchasing, cataloging, and collection management issues; and issues in marketing to and in usage by library clientele. It includes documentation from respondents in the form of collection development policies, e-book collection Web pages, e-book promotional materials, training materials for staff and users, and e-book reader loan policies.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 313 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

Letter to Senate Committee on the Judiciary re: Judiciously Using Surveillance Tools In Counterterrorism Efforts (JUSTICE) Act (Sept. 30, 2009)

Letter to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary in support of amendments to S.1686, the Judiciously Using Surveillance Tools In Counterterrorism Efforts (JUSTICE) Act.

pdf coalition-ltr-justice-act-30sept09.pdf

 
 

The Google Books Settlement: Who Is Filing And What Are They Saying?

The Association of Research Libraries, the American Library Association, and the Association of College and Research Libraries have prepared this document to summarize in a few pages of charts some key information about the hundreds of filings that have been submitted to the federal district court presiding over the Google Books litigation.

pdf gbs-filingchart28sep09.pdf

 
 

Letter to Senators re: Judiciously Using Surveillance Tools In Counterterrorism Efforts (JUSTICE) Act (Sept. 23, 2009)

Letter to US Senators supporting amendments to S.1686, the Judiciously Using Surveillance Tools In Counterterrorism Efforts (JUSTICE) Act.

pdf coaltion-ltr-justice-act-23sept09.pdf

 
 

Library Associations Urge Congress to Increase Oversight and Enhance Civil Liberties Protections In Reauthorizing Provisions of the USA PATRIOT

The American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) support including enhanced civil liberties and due process safeguards in the reauthorization of selected provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act. When Congress last reauthorized these provisions in 2005, it recognized the need for oversight and sunsets to ensure that there would be an opportunity to revisit the Act and make necessary changes. Since then, Justice Department investigations have produced abundant evidence of the need for comprehensive reform of the Act. Congress should pass the USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act of 2009 with key amendments to protect civil liberties.

pdf lib-assoc-statement-patriot-23sep09.pdf

 
     

ARL Annual Salary Survey 2008-2009

This report analyzes salary data for all professional staff working in the 123 ARL member libraries during 2008-2009. Data are reported for 10,148 professional staff in the 113 university ARL libraries and for 3,748 professional staff in the 10 non-university ARL libraries.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the arl-salary-survey-purchase-options-2013.pdf for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online ARL Annual Salary Survey 2008-2009 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
   

Performance of or Showing Films in the Classroom

This piece was written in hopes of clarifying one aspect of the confusion on digital delivery of content to the "physical" classroom.

pdf films-in-classroom10sep09.pdf

 
 

Letter to Rob Kasunic re: August 21 Supplemental Questions to DVD-Related Hearing Panelists (Sept. 8, 2009)

Letter to Rob Kasunic, principal legal advisor, US Copyright Office, in response to questions about proposed DVD-related exemptions to Section 1201.

pdf lt-kasunic-dvdpanel-08sep09.pdf

 
 

Letter to Lamar Smith and John Conyers re: Hearing on Competition and Commerce in Digital Books (Sept. 4, 2009)

ALA, ARL, and ACRL express views on the market for digital books, in particular the proposed settlement of the litigation concerning the Google Book Search service.

pdf competition-digi-books-letter-2009.pdf

 
 

Supplemental Library Association Comments on the Proposed Google Books Settlement

The American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of College and Research Libraries (the Library Associations) submit these comments to address developments relating to the proposed Settlement that have arisen since the Library Associations filed their initial comments with this Court on May 4, 2009. In particular, these comments discuss the amendment Google and the University of Michigan (Michigan) entered into on May 20, 2009 that expanded the 2004 agreement that allowed Google to scan books in the Michigan library for inclusion in Google's search database.

pdf googlebooks-lib-assn-supp-filing-02aug09.pdf

 
 

SPEC Kit 312: Public Engagement (September 2009)

SPEC Kit 312 explores the ways in which traditional “outreach” programs in academic libraries are evolving to address the emergent concept of “public engagement” at the institutional level and the degree to which the library is integrated into campus-level efforts to promote public engagement. It includes documentation from respondents in the form of mission statements, descriptions of library engagement programs, examples of awards program, scholarship of engagement information, and job descriptions.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 312 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

Library Performance Measurement in the UK and Ireland

This survey was a joint initiative between SCONUL and ARL that focused on assessment activities in UK and Irish academic institutions, and reflects a SCONUL desire to provide tools, techniques, and data for performance measurement and improvement through its Working Group on Performance Improvement. The survey was distributed to the 180 members of SCONUL in September 2008. Seventy-seven libraries completed the survey. All of the libraries that responded indicated that they engaged in various performance measurement activities beyond the annual collection of data for SCONUL.

pdf library-performance-uk-ireland.pdf

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

 
 

Balanced Copyright Preserves the Right to Innovate

Statement from ARL and other associations arguing that, while copyright promotes creativity, many of the specific measures adopted or recently proposed to protect copyright in the digital age actually impede innovative technologies and services.

pdf balanced-copyright-statement.pdf

 
 

Discussion Guide for Groups: Reaching Out to Leaders of Scholarly Societies at Research Institutions Webinar

This guide is designed to be used in conjunction with ARL's 2009 webcast to promote discussion among groups of librarians after the event. It can serve as a starting point for an ongoing discussion or program aimed at staff in member libraries' conscious connections with leaders of scholarly societies on their campus.

pdf sc-webinar-discussion-guide-06aug09.pdf

 
 

Innovative Spaces In ARL Libraries: Results of a 2008 Study: Subtopic: Writing Support

The Innovative Spaces survey produced 98 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries.

pdf spaces-writing-jun09.pdf

 
 

Innovative Spaces In ARL Libraries: Results of a 2008 Study: Subtopic: Videoconferencing

The Innovative Spaces survey produced 98 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries.

pdf spaces-videoconferencing-jun09.pdf

 
   

Innovative Spaces In ARL Libraries: Results of a 2008 Study: Subtopic: Tutoring & Peer Support

The Innovative Spaces survey produced 98 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries.

pdf spaces-tutoring-jun09.pdf

 
 

Innovative Spaces In ARL Libraries: Results of a 2008 Study: Subtopic: Technology Support

The Innovative Spaces survey produced 98 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries.

pdf spaces-technology-jun09.pdf

 
 

Innovative Spaces In ARL Libraries: Results of a 2008 Study: Subtopic: Presentation Practice

The Innovative Spaces survey produced 98 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries.

pdf spaces-presentation-jun09.pdf

 
 

Innovative Spaces In ARL Libraries: Results of a 2008 Study: Subtopic: Multimedia

The Innovative Spaces survey produced 98 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries.

pdf spaces-multimedia-jun09.pdf

 
 
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