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A Guide For the Perplexed Part IV: The Rejection of the Google Books Settlement

On March 22, 2011, Judge Denny Chin rejected the proposed settlement in copyright infringement litigation over the Google Library Project. Judge Chin found that the settlement was not "fair, reasonable, and adequate" as required by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Judge Chin issued the decision over a year after the fairness hearing he conducted. His opinion agrees in large measure with the objections to the settlement asserted by the U.S. Department of Justice at the hearing and in its written submissions. This paper discusses the opinion and where it leaves Google Books Search.

pdf guide-for-perplexed-part4-apr11.pdf

 
 

GBS March Madness: Paths Forward for the Google Books Settlement

This chart attempts to diagram some of the possible paths forward following the fairness hearing on the Google Books Settlement.

pdf gbs-march-madness-diagram-final.pdf

 
 

Publishing Support for Small Print-Based Publishers: Options for ARL Libraries

This report summarizes the results of a project to investigate options that research libraries have for providing publishing support to small, print-based publishers.

pdf pub-support_7mar11.pdf

 
 

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic Libraries

This is a code of best practices in fair use devised specifically by and for the academic and research library community. It enhances the ability of librarians to rely on fair use by documenting the considered views of the library community about best practices in fair use, drawn from the actual practices and experience of the library community itself.

A PDF is available here pdf code-of-best-practices-fair-use.pdf

Print copies are also available for $2.00 each plus shipping & handling. Order from ARL Publications.

 
 

MINES for Libraries Final Report

This final report of a ground-breaking study summarizes findings on 34,000 randomly captured uses of electronic resources over a 12-month period from the 21 members of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). The results show the increasing value derived from the use of digital content, the emerging use of digital resources in the humanities, and the soaring use of e-resources from off-campus locations.

pdf mines-for-libraries-final-report.pdf

 
 

Transforming Special Collections in the Digital Age Working Group

Charge developed in collaboration with the Chairs of TRL Steering Committee and of the Working Group, and with input from the Executive Committee. Endorsed by Executive Committee Feb 11, 2010

pdf scwg-charge-final-11feb10.pdf

 
 

Preparing for the Future Scenario Planning Process: Findings from Internal Data Gathering

In April and May of 2010, Stratus and ARL conducted interviews, focus groups and a survey of ARL members and external thinkers on the future of research libraries and the strategic challenges they face. This report is a summary of the findings from that process, including a draft strategic focus that captures the scope of thinking of the ARL membership that participated in this effort.

pdf scenarios-data-gathering-summary-aug10.pdf

 
   

Year Two of the "Great Recession": Surviving the Present by Building the Future

This is a longer version of the April 2010 ARL Membership Meeting budget presentation by Charles B. Lowry.

pdf year-two-great-recession-report.pdf

 
 

Fair Use Challenges in Academic and Research Libraries

This report summarizes research into the current application of fair use to meet the missions of U.S. academic and research libraries. Sixty-five librarians were interviewed confidentially by telephone for around one hour each. They were asked about their employment of fair use in five key areas of practice: support for teaching and learning, support for scholarship, preservation, exhibition and public outreach, and serving disabled communities.

pdf arl_csm_fairusereport.pdf

 
 
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