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Research and Scholarship


Research libraries are key partners within organizations in providing services, infrastructure, and resources to meet the evolving research needs of researchers. ARL advocates for and advances scholar-focused research services provided by research libraries.


  • Information Integrity

    Research libraries play a critical role in advocating for laws, policies, and regulations that advance information integrity. This includes ensuring that research security requirements do not inhibit fundamental research; strengthening...

  • 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...

  • Research Data

    The proliferation, management, and preservation of research data is one of the most pressing challenges facing research libraries. ARL works with members, funders, and partners to advance FAIR (findable, accessible,...

  • 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’...


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