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ARL Supports Invest in Open Infrastructure Initiative

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Many Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries are involved in or leading initiatives to invest their human and financial resources in collective projects to improve the openness and interoperability of scholarly infrastructure. ARL is signing on as a supporter of Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI), one such initiative with broad interest and participation that is committed to open infrastructure and sustainability planning. ARL is pleased to see Invest in Open Infrastructure forming and building relationships with other groups, spending time to understand the current landscape, addressing gaps, and finding opportunities for collaborative action. Invest in Open Infrastructure is part of a larger movement toward collective investment in openness and interoperability that ARL will continue to monitor and support as it develops.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.

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