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Press and Library Directors Summit Report and Slides Available

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) hosted the second meeting of press and library directors with reporting relationships (P2L2) in San Francisco, California, on June 20, 2018. The P2L2 Summit focused on shared practices, projects, shared opportunities and challenges, open access sustainability, and the provosts’ value of the P2L relationship.

With a commitment to action, summit participants agreed that the most important priority right now is to ensure discoverability of open access publications. To that end, they will focus on metadata and related practices, which will involve conversations among representatives of university presses, research libraries, and discovery platforms.

Read the full report on the P2L2 Summit and view presentation slides from the summit.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 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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