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Prudence S. Adler

Resource Packet on Orphan Works: Legal and Policy Issues for Research Libraries

There is long-standing interest in identifying orphan works, books that are subject to copyright but whose copyright holders cannot be identified or contacted. Orphan works comprise a significant percentage of ARL collections, and there is deep interest in making these works discoverable and more accessible. Recently, the University of Michigan announced the initiation of the Orphan Works Project. The focus of the project is on US digitized books held by HathiTrust, a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future.

pdf resource_orphanworks_13sept11.pdf

 
 

Membership Meeting 2011 (Spring): Data Policies: Emerging Policies and New Activities in Canada and the US

Presented at the 158th ARL Membership Meeting, May 2011.

mp3 mm11sp-data.mp3

 
 

Membership Meeting 2011 (Spring): Data Policies: Emerging Policies and New Activities in Canada and the US

Presented at the 158th ARL Membership Meeting, May 2011.

pdf mm11sp-adler.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

 
 

ARL Comments on NIH Revised Public Access Policy

These comments on the revised NIH Public Access Policy are submitted on behalf of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Public support for science is enhanced when the public sees the benefits from our Nation's investment in scientific research. There is no doubt that scientific research is advanced by greater access to and dissemination of knowledge and the building upon the work of others.

pdf nih-public-access-arl-comments-may08.pdf

 
       

Issue Brief: AAP PR Campaign against Open Access and Public Access to Federally Funded Research: Update re the PRISM Coalition

pdf issue-brief-aap-pr-prism-2007.pdf

 
 

Issue Brief: PubChem and the American Chemical Society

pdf issue-brief-pubchem-2005.pdf

 
 

Issue Brief: Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA)

pdf issue-brief-calea-2006.pdf

 
 

Briefing Paper: Key Elements of the NIH Molecular Libraries Initiative - The Molecular Libraries Screening Center Network and PubChem

In order to identify those small molecules that will have the greatest effect on a disease or biological process, NIH will soon be awarding grants to a number of academic centers throughout the United States that will constitute the Molecular Libraries Screening Center Network (MLSCN). Critical to the success of this initiative and the work of the Centers is PubChem, a publicly available database that includes information about the biological activities of chemical compounds.

pdf nih-molecular-lib-initiative-08jun05.pdf

 
 
 
 

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