Fall Forum 2013: Preparing When You Can't Plan
Presented by Karla Strieb on October 11, 2013, at the ARL Fall Forum on “Mobilizing the Research Enterprise” in Arlington, Virginia.
Fall Forum 2013: Coordinating Deposit and Compliance
Presented by Rebecca Kennison on October 11, 2013, at the ARL Fall Forum on “Mobilizing the Research Enterprise” in Arlington, Virginia.
Fall Forum 2013: SHARE: Discovery: Focus on Papers
Presented by Lorcan Dempsey on October 11, 2013, at the ARL Fall Forum on “Mobilizing the Research Enterprise” in Arlington, Virginia.
Fall Forum 2013: Facilitating New Forms of Discovery
Presented by Larry Lannom on October 11, 2013, at the ARL Fall Forum on “Mobilizing the Research Enterprise” in Arlington, Virginia.
SHARE Tenets and Overview
SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE) Tenets and Overview
Research Library Issues, no. 283 (2013): Special Issue on Mainstreaming Special Collections
Research Library Issues (RLI) no. 283 is a special issue on aligning, integrating, and mainstreaming special collections into broader library operations, guest edited by ARL visiting program officer Lisa Carter of the Ohio State University.
RLI 283 includes:
- Special at the Core: Aligning, Integrating, and Mainstreaming Special Collections in the Research Library
Lisa R. Carter, Ohio State University
- Patron-Driven Acquisitions and the Development of Research Collections: The Case of the Portuguese Canadian History Project
Michael B. Moir, York University
- “There’s a Great Future in Plastics”: Mainstreaming a Special Collection
Sean Quimby, Syracuse University
- Integrating Special Collections into the Composition Classroom: A Case Study of Collaborative Digital Curriculum
Matthew Vetter and Sara Harrington, Ohio University
- The Eaton Collection and UC Riverside Libraries: A Study in Driving Alignment
Ruth M. Jackson, University of California, Riverside
- The Confluence of Collections at Johns Hopkins’s Sheridan Libraries
Liz Mengel, Johns Hopkins University
- Metastatic Metadata: Transferring Digital Skills and Digital Comfort at UMass Amherst
Robert S. Cox, Danielle Kovacs, Rebecca Reznick-Zellen, Aaron Rubinstein, and Jeremy Smith, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Q&A Supplement to Webcast
There was not enough time on the webcast to answer all the questions. In the Q&A Supplement, the webcast's speakers and reactors have taken the chance to answer the remaining questions.
SPEC Kit 337: Print Retention Decision Making (October 2013)
This SPEC Kit examines research libraries’ print retention decision making strategies related to storage of materials in three different types of facilities or circumstances: on-site, staff-only shelving, remote shelving, and collaborative retention agreements. The survey also examined the decision making and practices surrounding the deaccession of library material. For each retention or deaccession strategy, the survey includes questions on the on-going or project-based nature of the work, the involvement of stakeholders, the selection process and criteria for materials to be retained or deaccessioned, the communication strategy with internal and external audiences, and the responses from the libraries’ internal and external audiences to these endeavors. The SPEC Kit includes examples of collection management policies, on-site, off-site, and collaborative shelving strategies, last copy agreements, and procedures for retrieving materials from storage.
This publication is available for purchase in both print and online versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf for complete pricing and purchase options information.
Link to the online SPEC Kit 337 on the ARL Digital Publications website.
Letter Urging US Government Toward Greater Surveillance Transparency (July 18, 2013)
On July 18, 2013, 65 privacy and civil liberties groups, sent this letter to the US government, urging them to show greater transparency in NSA requests to web-based service providers for information on users.
On September 30, 2013, 34 more groups (including ARL) signed the letter.
Letter to Congress in Support of Surveillance Acts (September 30, 2013)
On September 30, 2013, ARL, together with 71 other privacy and civil liberties groups, sent this letter to the US Senate and House Judiciary Committees, calling on Congress to "provide greater transparency around national security-related requests by the US government to Internet, telephone, and web-based service providers for information about their users and subscribers." Based upon such a review, the coalition gives its strong support in favor of the Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013 and the Surveillance Order Reporting Act of 2013.
The coalition sent the letter to urge Congress to hold hearings for these bills, and it was a follow up to the July 18 letter (PDF) that the coalition wrote to the Senate Judiciary Committee.