The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a not-for-profit membership organization comprising over 120 libraries of North American research institutions. ARL influences the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. This account of association priorities and activities updates the entries in the first and second editions of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science and focuses on the years 2001 to 2007.
- Fair Use in the U.S. Economy: Economic Contribution of Industries Relying on Fair Use
- The Humanist: "Dances with Wolves" or "Bowls Alone"?
- Scholarly Tribes and Tribulations: How Tradition and Technology Are Driving Disciplinary Change [annotated bibliography]
- Global Changes in Scholarly Communication
- Library Preservation: Changes Incorporated in H.R. 2281, The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (PL 105-304)
- Author Rights Resources
- ARL White Paper on Interlibrary Loan
- Special Collections in ARL Libraries
- Using Sampling to Assess Library Collections