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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

 
 

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

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

pdf spaces-literacy-jun09.pdf

 
   

Innovative Spaces In ARL Libraries: Results of a 2008 Study: Subtopic: Flexible / Malleable Spaces

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

pdf spaces-flexible-jun09.pdf

 
   

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

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

pdf spaces-digitalcenters-jun09.pdf

 
 

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

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

pdf spaces-development-jun09.pdf

 
 

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

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

pdf spaces-collaboration-jun09.pdf

 
   

Innovative Spaces In ARL Libraries: Results of a 2008 Study: Subtopic: Cafe / Refreshment

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

pdf spaces-cafe-jun09.pdf

 
   

A Guide for the Perplexed Part II: The Amended Google-Michigan Agreement

On May 20, 2009, Google and the University of Michigan (Michigan) entered into an amendment that expanded the 2004 agreement that allowed Google to scan books in the Michigan library for inclusion in Google's search database. The new agreement (the Amendment) addresses the provisions of the proposed settlement agreement between Google and the plaintiffs in the Google Book Search litigation.

pdf google-michigan-12jun09.pdf

 
 

Safeguarding Collections at the Dawn of the 21st Century

This report responds to a recommendation of the 2006 ARL Task Force on the Future of Preservation in ARL Libraries. The task force encouraged ARL to conduct a high-level investigation of the range and balance of preservation activities represented among the ARL membership. The report is a thoughtful and thorough qualitative examination of how research libraries' preservation activities are evolving and expanding in the 21st century. It not only consideres activities traditionally captured by ARL’s Preservation Statistics, but also a host of emerging activities largely, but not exclusively, centered on developing digital collections and involving collaborative efforts.

pdf safeguarding-collections.pdf

 
 

White Paper: Strategic Directions for the Federal Depository Library Program

White paper concerning the future of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). ARL argues that the FDLP strategic planning process should lead to a flexible, sustainable, reconfigured program that reflects the needs and interests of users of government information and participating libraries; embraces the digital networked environment; and importantly, encourages collaborative network-based services while ensuring a smooth and orderly transition to a new program framework.

pdf fdlp-strategic-directions-april09.pdf

 
 

Special Collections in ARL Libraries: A Discussion Report from the ARL Working Group on Special Collections

In this report the Working Group identifies key issues in the management and exposure of special collections material in the 21st century.

pdf scwg-report-mar09.pdf

 
 

Ad Hoc Task Force to Review the Proposed OCLC Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records: Final Report to the ARL Board

The release of a new "OCLC Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records" initiated an outpouring of concern in the research library community. ARL directors asked that ARL investigate the policy and its ramifications for the community. In response, the ARL Executive Committee established an Ad Hoc Task Force to review the Policy and identify issues of particular interest to research libraries.

pdf oclc-report-jan09.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Collaboration with Campus Units

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-collaborations-campus-dec08.pdf

 
 

Transformational Times: An Environmental Scan Prepared for the ARL Strategic Plan Review Task Force

In 2009 the Association of Research Libraries is renewing its strategic plan. The plan that will result from this effort will guide the Association in setting priorities and organizing its activities for the next several years, a time that is expected to present unprecedented challenges and concomitant opportunities to research libraries. To support the work of the Strategic Planning Task Force, ARL senior staff have initiated an environmental scanning exercise to identify trends that are likely to affect research libraries and the work of the Association. The report considers not only challenges, but also opportunities.

pdf transformational-times-feb09.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Training for Librarians

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-training-librarians-dec08.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Training & Workshops for Users

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-training-for-users-dec08.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Special Tools & Services

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-special-tools-dec08.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Specially Assigned Librarians

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-specially-assigned-dec08.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Special Collections

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-special-collections-dec08.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Short Web Tutorials

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-short-web-tutorials-dec08.pdf

 
 

Research Library Virtual Resources & Instructional Initiatives: Subtopic: Portals

The Virtual Resources and Instructional Initiatives survey produced 230 instances of special or noteworthy projects being supported in ARL libraries. In order to assist readers with focused interests, 18 subtopics have been assigned that group only those survey responses that relate in whole or in part to that topic.

pdf vrii-portals-dec08.pdf

 
 
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