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Scholars and Scholarship


  • Metadata Life Cycle: Mountain or Superhighway?

    Metadata Life Cycle: Mountain or Superhighway?

    Introduction Federally mandated policies requiring public access to funded research data have impacted how institutions and researchers support the entire research data life cycle. Without a central infrastructure to support...

  • Realities of Academic Data Sharing (RADS) Initiative: Research Update #1

    Realities of Academic Data Sharing (RADS) Initiative: Research Update #1

    Central to the aims of the Realities of Academic Data Sharing (RADS) project is an examination of the research-data landscape since the release of the Holdren public-access memo in 2013....

  • Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week Day 3 Roundup

    Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week Day 3 Roundup

    This year, libraries, universities, and civil society groups celebrate Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week February 21–25. Fair use (in the US) and fair dealing (in Canada and other jurisdictions) is a...

  • Fair Use Jurisprudence Project—Updated for 2022

    Fair Use Jurisprudence Project—Updated for 2022

    Last year, in celebration of Fair Use Week, the UCI Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology (IPAT) Clinic took a deep dive into fair use. We looked at every written judicial opinion...

  • Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week Day 2 Roundup

    Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week Day 2 Roundup

    This year, libraries, universities, and civil society groups celebrate Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week February 21–25. Fair use (in the US) and fair dealing (in Canada and other jurisdictions) is a...

  • Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week Day 1 Roundup

    Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week Day 1 Roundup

    This year, libraries, universities, and civil society groups celebrate Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week February 21–25. Fair use (in the US) and fair dealing (in Canada and other jurisdictions) is a...

  • Accelerating the Social Impact of Research (ASIR)

    The social impact of research, whether it is examining educational and economic disparities, developing new medications, or understanding environmental challenges, is a key component of higher education and research institutions...

  • Open Access

    ARL Positions on Open Access Principles and Practices A new openness in scholarly and research environments is transforming how knowledge is created, shared, and sustained. Open practices accelerate the dissemination...

  • Digital Scholarship

    ARL member libraries and their institutions’ faculty and students create research in all forms, including digital and data-intensive scholarship, digital humanities, and digital publishing. We offer professional development opportunities for member libraries’...

  • Defining Social Impact

    Defining Social Impact

    I’m doing quite a bit of reading about social or societal impact connected to open science. The easiest starting point, and one that is not uncommon, is the UN’s Sustainable...


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