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Collections and the Scholarly Record


Stewardship of the scholarly record and the ongoing acquisition and discovery of scholarship is a critical activity within research libraries. ARL works with scholarly societies, higher education associations, publishers, and others to advance our goals for enduring, equitable access to scholarly information.


  • 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...

  • Archives and Special Collections

    Archives, special collections, and libraries share professional responsibility for the unique items in our collections—including records of the institution, the full research materials of its faculty, and rare books and...


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