Collectively ARL libraries hold more than 470 million print volumes. These works are complemented by many digital works and special collections. Preservation has long been an area of significant activity both for ARL and its member libraries. In 2007, the ARL Task Force on the Future of Preservation in Research Libraries convened a group of preservation experts and association leaders who issued a set of recommendations for ARL, associations sharing ARL’s preservation concerns, and ARL member libraries. This statement, approved by the ARL Board of Directors on July 24, 2007, expresses the emphasis the task force sees for research libraries and their preservation mission: “For the scholars and researchers we serve to have enduring access to scholarship in all formats, ARL members libraries must invest in maintaining strong local and cooperative preservation programs.”
- In the Matter of Joint Petition for Rulemaking to Resolve Various Outstanding Issues Concerning the Implementation of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act
- Library Community Opposes Bill to Restrict Access to Data [press release]
- How “Patriot Act 2” Would Further Erode the Basic Checks on Government Power That Keep America Safe and Free
- Special Collections Statement of Principles: Research Libraries and the Commitment to Special Collections
- The Responsibility of Research Libraries for Preservation
- Library Community Statement on Freedom of Speech and Access to Information
- Principles for Emerging Systems of Scholarly Publishing (a.k.a. the Tempe Principles)
- Statement of Patricia A. Wand before the Subcommittee on Legislative, House Committee on Appropriations on the FY 2001 Appropriations for the Library of Congress.
- Statement of Patricia A. Wand before the Subcommittee on Legislative, House Committee on Appropriations on the FY 2000 Appropriations for the Library of Congress.