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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

    Reports Investments in Open: Association of Research Libraries US Member Expenditures in Services, Collections, Staff, and Infrastructure in Support of Open Scholarship Report (November 2022) In this report, experts from...

  • 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...

  • Public Access to Federally Funded Research and Government Information

    Numerous federal statutes, executive orders, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars provide agencies with guidance concerning the creation, collection, maintenance, dissemination, and preservation of government information. Ensuring effective...


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