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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 platform regulation to address online harms, such as information manipulation; and pushing back on censorship, particularly of underrepresented voices. We do this work in partnership with the scholarly community, higher education, and policy makers.

Library and information science, archival theory and practice, and the field of digital stewardship in particular have much to contribute to support and enhance information integrity. ARL and its member libraries partner with research institutions, civil society, and the broad scholarly community to advocate for policies that balance openness, transparency, privacy, accountability, preservation, and integrity of the record of public discourse. And libraries of all types are community-engaged institutions and trusted sources of data and information.

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