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AAU, APLU, ARL Statement on Expanded Public Access to Publications

The Association of American Universities, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and the Association of Research Libraries presented a joint statement on expanded public access to publications to the National Research Council at the National Academy of Science Forum on May 14, 2013.

pdf univ-lib-statement-public-access-publications-14may13.pdf

 
 

White House Directive on Public Access to Federally Funded Research and Data

On February 22, 2013, John P. Holdren, Director of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, issued a memorandum directing federal research funding agencies with R&D budgets of $100 million or more to develop a plan within six months to support increased public access to the results of research funded by the federal Government.

 
 

Expanded Public Access to Federally Funded Research: AAU, APLU, ARL Issue Call to Action

white-houseimage © Tom LohdanToday the Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and Association of Research Libraries (ARL) released a two-page statement by David E. Shulenburger calling on the research university community to provide input to the US Government for increasing access to the results of federally funded research.

 
 

ARL Commends Obama Administration for Historic Action Opening up Access to Federally Funded Research

white-houseimage © Tom Lohdan Today, the Obama administration issued a historic Policy Memorandum that opens up access to the results of publicly funded research. ARL applauds the Obama administration for this critically important action. The memorandum calls upon federal agencies with annual research and development budgets of $100 million or more to provide the public with free and unlimited online access to the results of that research.

 
 

Letter to Sunstein Regarding Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities (Apr. 30, 2012)

Letter in support of the comments filed by Public.resources.org concerning "Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities."

pdf ltsunsteinibr-30apr12.pdf

 
 

Letter to Paul Broun re: Hearing on Public Access and Scholarly Publication Interests (Mar. 29, 2012)

Letter from library associations thanking Paul Broun for conducting a hearing on Public Access and Scholarly Publication Interests.

pdf frpaa-broun-29mar2012.pdf

 
 

Letter to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee re: H.R. 3699, The Research Works Act (Jan. 24, 2012)

Library association letter expressing opposition to H.R. 3699, The Research Works Act.

pdf lt-researchworksact-24jan12.pdf

 
 

Letter to Michael F. Doyle re: H.R. 4004, “The Federal Research Public Access Act” (Feb. 14, 2012)

Letter from higher education and library associations thanking Representative Doyle for introducing H.R. 4004, "The Federal Research Public Access Act."

pdf oawg-house-frpaa-14feb2012.pdf

 
 

Letter to John Cornyn re: S. 2096, “The Federal Research Public Access Act” (Feb. 14, 2012)

Letter from higher education and library associations thanking Senator Cornyn for introducing S. 2096, "'The Federal Research Public Access Act."

pdf oawg-senate-frpaa-14feb2012.pdf

 
 

Letter to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee re: H.R. 3699, the Research Works Act (Feb. 24, 2012)

Letter opposing the Research Works Act.

pdf lt-researchworksact-24feb12.pdf

 
 

Letter to Patricia Steele, Wendy Pradt Lougee, Judith Russell re: FDLP concerns (Jan. 23, 2012)

Letter from Government Printing Office responding to concerns about the FDLP's future.

pdf fdlp_shermanemail_23jan12.pdf

 
 

Letter to Andrew M. Sherman re: FDLP concerns (Jan. 20, 2012)

Letter from library directors to Government Printing Office representative regarding a multi-state regional depository proposal advanced by the University of Michigan and University of Minnesota Libraries, and the GPO's position on comprehensive collecting by regional depository libraries.

pdf fdlp_umdumnufl_response_20jan12.pdf

 
 

Letter to Patricia A. Steele re: Concerns with FDLP (Dec. 9, 2011)

Letter from Senator Benjamin Cardin and enclosed letter from Goverment Printing Office (GPO) in response to concerns abou the Federal Depository Library Program.

pdf fdlp_cardin_sherman_ltrs_dec11.pdf

 
 

Letter to William Boarman and Mary Alice Baish re: Multi-state partnerships within the Federal Depository Library Program (Nov. 2, 2011)

ACRL letter expressing concern about recent rulings that have rejected new multi-state partnerships within the Federal Depository Library Program.

pdf ltfdlp_acrl02nov11.pdf

 
 

Letter to William Boarman and Mary Alice Baish re: Multi-state partnerships within the Federal Depository Library Program (Oct. 20, 2011)

Committee on Institutional Cooperation letter expressing need for multi-state partnerships within the Federal Depository Library Program.

pdf ltfdlp_cicsupport20oct11.pdf

 
 

31 Regional Depository Libraries Write to GPO to Voice Concern re: FDLP Issues

Letters from coordinators of regional depository libraries expressing concern over GPO's responses to two initiatives within the FDLP system.

pdf FDLP-letter-to-gpo-19oct11.pdf

 
   

Letter to William Boarman and Mary Alice Baish re: FDLP memorandum of agreement between the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Library of Michigan (Sept. 30, 2011)

Letter from Nancy R. Robertson, State Librarian of Michigan, concerning the multi-state arrangement proposed by the University of Minnesota libraries (UMN) and the library of Michigan/Michigan Department of Education (lM) on behalf of the selective depository libraries of Michigan, and specifically discussing a timeline for the process.

pdf ltfdlp_michresponse30june11.pdf

 
 

Letter to Mary Alice Baish re: FDLP memorandum of agreement between the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Library of Michigan (Sept. 28, 2011)

Letter from Nancy R. Robertson, State Librarian of Michigan, concerning the multi-state arrangement proposed by the University of Minnesota libraries (UMN) and the library of Michigan/Michigan Department of Education (lM) on behalf of the selective depository libraries of Michigan.

pdf ltfdlp_michresponse28sept11.pdf

 
 

Letter to William Boarman and Mary Alice Baish re: FDLP memorandum of agreement between the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Library of Michigan (Sept. 28, 2011)

Letter from Wendy Pradt Lougee.

pdf ltfdlp_umnresponse28sept11.pdf

 
 

Letter to ARL re: GPO administration of FDLP (Sept. 23, 2011)

Letter from GPO describing concerns with ASERL implementation plan and disposition tool.

pdf ltgpo_aserl_23sept11.pdf

 
 

Letter to Nancy Robertson re: FDLP memorandum of agreement between the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Library of Michigan (Sept. 15, 2011)

Letter from GPO regarding the proposal for the University of Minnesota to serve as the regional depository library for Michigan. The GPO concluded "that this particular proposal is not necessary for the economical or practical implementation of the FDLP for the reasons articulated" in the letter.

pdf ltgpo_michfdlp_15sept11.pdf

 
 

Letter to William Boarman and Mary Alice Baish re: FDLP memorandum of agreement between the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Library of Michigan (Aug. 29, 2011)

Letter from seven regional depository libraries serving states or territories other than those in which they are located, expressing concern about the future of multi-state agreements.

pdf ltfdlp_umdresponse29aug11.pdf

 
 

Letter to Nancy Robertson re: FDLP memorandum of agreement between the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Library of Michigan (Jun. 10, 2011)

Letter from GPO regarding relinquishing Regional Designation.

pdf ltgpo_michstatelib10june11.pdf

 
 

Membership Meeting 2011 (Spring): US Federal Government Documents in HathiTrust: Challenges and Opportunities

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

pdf mm11sp-wilkin.pdf

 
 

Membership Meeting 2011 (Spring): Southeast Region Guidelines for Management and Disposition of Federal Depository Library Collections

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

pdf mm11sp-russell.pdf

 
 

Membership Meeting 2011 (Spring): Gov Docs: Advancing Access & New Models

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

pdf mm11sp-lougee.pdf

 
 

Membership Meeting 2011 (Spring): New and Emerging Collaborations in the Federal Depository Library Program

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

mp3 mm11sp-fdlp.mp3

 
 

Memorandum of Understanding between University of Minnesota Libraries and Library of Michigan/Michigan Department of Education

Memorandum of understanding concerning UMN becoming the Regional Federal Depository Library for the State of Michigan.

pdf fdlp_mou_michminn14apr11.pdf

 
 

Letter to William Boarman and Mary Alice Baish re: FDLP memorandum of agreement between the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Library of Michigan (Apr. 14, 2011)

Letter providing details about the services the University of Minnesota Libraries will provide to the Michigan selective federal depository libraries if Minnesota assumes regional responsibilities for Michigan.

pdf ltfdlp_michmou14apr11.pdf

 
 
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