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21st-Century Collections: Calibration of Investment and Collaborative Action

Deliberations over library collections will have no end. Balancing serial and monograph investments, assessing the latest digital format, anticipating new directions in teaching and research—this large undertaking resists all formulas. The Task Force on 21st-Century Research Library Collections defers for detail to the expertise that is spread so impressively across ARL libraries, seeking here to give a big picture of collections: to describe not everything on the map, but the general landscape we face today. This issue brief, published in 2012, is the final report of the task force.

pdf issue-brief-21st-century-collections-2012.pdf

 
 

Fall Forum 2011: Focus on Innovation: Crowdsourcing Library Collections

Presented at the ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "21st-Century Collections and the Urgency of Collaborative Action," October 2011.

pdf ff11-saylor.pdf

 
 

Fall Forum 2011: Creating Global Resources Using Digital Technology

Presented at the ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "21st-Century Collections and the Urgency of Collaborative Action," October 2011.

pdf ff11-magier.pdf

 
 

Fall Forum 2011: Changing Landscape: 'New' Digital Norm

Presented at the ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "21st-Century Collections and the Urgency of Collaborative Action," October 2011.

pdf ff11-luce.pdf

 
 

Fall Forum 2011: The World According to American Social Science

Presented at the ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "21st-Century Collections and the Urgency of Collaborative Action," October 2011.

pdf ff11-kurzman.pdf

 
 

Fall Forum 2011: Scholarship and Scholarly Resources in the 21st Century

Presented at the ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "21st-Century Collections and the Urgency of Collaborative Action," October 2011.

pdf ff11-duguid.pdf

 
                 

Questions from the NRNT Digital Curation and Preservation Webcast

These questions were asked during the April 7, 2011, webcast "New Roles for Research Libraries: Digital Curation for Preservation," but were left unanswered due to time constraints. The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) asked the webcast panel and the report authors to develop written responses to the unanswered questions in an effort to deepen webcast participants' understanding of the topic.

pdf nrnt_dc_webcast_qanda_apr07.pdf

 
 

New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation

The New Roles for New Times series identifies and delineates emerging roles and present research on early experiences among member libraries in developing the roles and delivering services. This report looks at how libraries are developing new roles and services in the arena of digital curation for preservation.

The authors consider a “promising set of new roles that libraries are currently carving out in the digital arena,” describing emerging strategies for libraries and librarians and highlighting collaborative approaches through a series of case studies of key programs and projects. They also provide helpful definitions and offer recommendations for libraries considering how best to make or expand their investments in digital curation. Issues and developments within and across the sciences and humanities are considered.

pdf nrnt_digital_curation17mar11.pdf

Hardcopy also available for purchase for $25.00 plus shipping & handling.

 
                           
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