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SPEC Kit 295: Remote Shelving Services (October 2006)

SPEC Kit 295 focuses on user services and how they have changed since the last survey in 1998 that was published in SPEC Kit 242 Library Storage Facilities, Management, and Services (May 1999). It includes documentation from respondents in the form of facility descriptions, service policies, service request forms, and operating policies.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 295 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

SPEC Kit 294: Managing Digitization Activities (September 2006)

SPEC Kit 294 investigates the purposes of ARL member libraries’ digitization efforts, the organizational structures these libraries use to manage digital initiatives, whether and how staff have been reassigned to support digitization activities, where funding to sustain digital activities originated and how that funding is allocated, how priorities are determined, whether libraries are outsourcing any digitization work, and how the success of libraries’ digital activities has been assessed. It includes documentation from respondents in the form of organization charts, mission statements, job descriptions, policies and procedures, and selection criteria.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 294 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

SPEC Kit 293: External Review for Promotion and Tenure (August 2006)

SPEC Kit 293 explores the policies and procedures that ARL member libraries use in the external review process for candidates who are eligible for promotion, tenure, or continuing appointment. It examines how external reviewers are identified and asked to participate in the review process, what instructions are given to reviewers, what materials are included in candidates’ portfolios, and the criteria for evaluating candidates’ portfolios, among other questions. It includes documentation from respondents for external review procedures and innstructions to external reviewers.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 293 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

SPEC Kit 292: Institutional Repositories (July 2006)

SPEC Kit 292 collects baseline data about ARL member institutions’ institutional repository activities. For the purposes of this survey, an IR was simply defined as a permanent, institution-wide repository of diverse locally produced digital works (e.g., article preprints and postprints, data sets, electronic theses and dissertations, learning objects, and technical reports) that is available for public use and supports metadata harvesting. If an institution shares an IR with other institutions, it was within the scope of this survey. Not included in this definition were scholars’ personal Web sites; academic department, school, or other unit digital archives that are primarily intended to store digital materials created by members of that unit; or disciplinary archives that include digital materials about one or multiple subjects that have been created by authors from many different institutions (e.g., arXiv.org). This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents in the form of IR home pages, IR usage statistics, deposit policies, metadata policies, preservation policies, and IR proposals.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 292 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

In the Matter of Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies: Comments from the Library Associations

Comments submitted in response to the US Copyright Office's Notice of Inquiry (NOI) dated October 15, 2002, on whether noninfringing uses of certain classes of works are likely to be adversely affected by section 1201(a)(1) of the Copyright Act, which prohibits the circumvention of measures that effectively control access to copyrighted works. These comments were submitted on behalf of five major library associations--American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), American Library Association (ALA), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Medical Library Association (MLA), and Special Libraries Association (SLA).

pdf noi1201comments18dec02.pdf

 
 

SPEC Kit 291: Spatial Data Collections and Services (December 2005)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 291 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View the document here »

A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.

 
 

SPEC Kit 290: Access Services (November 2005)

A PDF of SPEC Kit 292 is available here pdf spec-kit-290-access-services.pdf.

A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.

 
 

SPEC Kit 289: Managing Large Projects (October 2005)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 289 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View the document here »

A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.

 
 

SPEC Kit 288: Scanning Services for Library Users (September 2005)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 288 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View the document here »

A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.

 
 

SPEC Kit 287: Instructional Improvement Programs (August 2005)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 287 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View the document here »

A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.

 
 

SPEC Kit 286: Collaboration for Distance Learning Information Literacy Instruction (July 2005)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 286 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View the document here »

A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.

 
 

SPEC Kit 285: Library Services in Non-Library Spaces (November 2004)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 285 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View the document here »

A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.

 
   

SPEC Kit 284: Security in Special Collections (October 2004)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 284 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View the document here »

A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.

 
 

SPEC Kit 283: Grant Coordination (September 2004)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 283 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View the document here »

A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.

 
 

SPEC Kit 282: Managing Electronic Resources (August 2004)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 282 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View the document here »

A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.

 
 

SPEC Kit 281: The Information Commons (July 2004)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 281 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View the document here »

A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.

 
 

SPEC Kit 280: Library User Surveys (June 2004)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 280 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View the document here »

A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.

 
 

Assessing ILL/DD Services: New Cost-Effective Alternatives

This 2004 ARL study by Mary Jackson, with Bruce Kingma and Tom Delaney, collects and analyzes current data on the performance of mediated and user-initiated (unmediated) ILL/DD services. The study also identifies and describes characteristics of low-cost, high-performing, mediated and user-initiated ILL/DD operations to assist ILL managers to improve their own operations.

Full text available via the Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/details/assessingillddse00jackrich

 
                       
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