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ARL: A Bimonthly Report 225 (Dec. 2002)

Special Issue: Collections & Access for the 21st Century Scholar: Changing Roles of Research Libraries: A Report from the ARL Collections & Access Issues Task Force

pdf arl-br-225.pdf

 
   

SPEC Kit 270: Core Competencies (October 2002)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 270 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View document here »

 
       

Lies, Damned Lies, ... and ARL Statistics?

In 1986, Kendon Stubbs reported on the ARL Statistics Committee's examination of ARL data. This paper is intended to summarize the committee's work under the topics of (1) problems with the data that ARL collects; (2) problems with what ARL does not collect; (3) problems with data collection generally; and (4) proposed courses of action by the committee.

pdf kendon-stubbs-lies-1986.pdf

 
 

Membership Meeting 1986 (Spring): On the ARL Library Index

Paper prepared by Kendon Stubbs for the 108th ARL Membership Meeting. A critique and plan for improvement of the ARL Statistics.

pdf mm86sp-stubbs.pdf

 
       

Membership Meeting 2002 (Spring): Nuts & Bolts of Fundraising: Summary Notes

Proceedings of the 140th ARL Membership Meeting, May 2002. This session focused on practical issues facing directors relatively new to fundraising.

pdf mm02sp-fundraising.pdf

 
   

Joint Letter in Support of LC FY2002 Budget Request (Jun. 11, 2001)

Library association letter in support of the FY2002 budget request of the Library of Congress.

pdf lt-loc-house-02budget.pdf

 
 

Law Professors' Letter on Section 104 Report

In August 2001, the United States Copyright Office missed an opportunity. Under the broad mandate of Section 104 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, it had been open to the Office to inquire widely and reflect deeply on the effects of that legislation and "the development of electronic commerce and associated technology" on some of the basic structural features of the Copyright Act.

pdf ltr-coble-dcma-section-104.pdf

 
   

The Responsibility of Research Libraries for Preservation

In this statement, approved by the ARL Board of Directors on May 24, 2002, the members of ARL reaffirm their commitment to preservation as one of the fundamental responsibilities of the research library community.

pdf responsibility-of-research-libraries-for-preservation-2002.pdf

 
       

Register.com v. Verio: Revised Amici Curiae Brief (March 1, 2001)

Amici submit this brief urging that this Court reverse the decision of the trial court (in Register.com v. Verio) which effectively prohibits the copying of facts from a publicly accessible website. Amici represent the interests of many sectors of the computer, software, Internet telecommunications, and information services industries, as well as users of digital information.

pdf amicus-revised-register-verio-01mar01.pdf

 
     
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