Facilitating a Culture of Innovation within Research Libraries
In all it does, the Association seeks to foster a culture of innovation and to support its members in doing so. In 2019 ARL launched the Venture Fund in order to build capacity and encourage innovation at scale. The purpose of the Venture Fund is to support prototypes or proofs of concept that scale so as to advance the Association priorities set by the members and the Board. Cross-institutional proposals are given preference. The proposed venture must exist in some form already and have an identified community of users with the potential to scale. The first projects will be chosen in May 2020.