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Scholarly Output Assessment Activities, SPEC Kit 346, Published by ARL

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Scholarly Output Assessment Activities

ARL has released Scholarly Output Assessment Activities, SPEC Kit 346, which explores current ARL member library activities that help scholars manage and measure their output and impact. These activities include assisting authors with managing their scholarly identities, providing options for creating and disseminating scholarly outputs, offering strategies to enhance discoverability of scholarly outputs, helping authors efficiently track scholarly outputs and impact, providing resources and tools to help authors assess their scholarly impact, creating publication reports and social network maps for reporting purposes, and offering guidance and training on new trends and tools for reporting of impact. This study covers outcome assessment services and resources, training, staffing models, partnerships with the parent institution, marketing and publicity, and future trends.

This SPEC Kit includes examples of training materials, job descriptions, descriptions of assessment services, assessment reports, and research guides on scholarly output metrics.

Ordering Information

SPEC Kit 346, Scholarly Output Assessment Activities
Ruth Lewis, Cathy C. Sarli, and Amy M. Suiter
May 2015 • 188 pp.

Online Edition

SPEC Kit 346
ISBN 1-59407-944-7 • $50 • Password or IP access

The SPEC Kit Collection provides online access to all titles published from 2006 to the present (SPEC Kit 292– ). Password access is $400. IP access is $300 ARL members/$400 all others.

Print Edition

ISBN 1-59407-943-9 • $40 ARL members/$50 all others

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Canada: UPS Ground, $15/per publication
International and Rush Orders: Call (301) 362-8196 or e-mail arl@brightkey.net for quote.

2015 subscription, four issues (346–349), shipping included (additional postage may apply outside North America) • ISSN 0160-3582 • $225 ARL members/$300 all others.

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ARL Publications Distribution Center
PO Box 531
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0531
Phone: (301) 362-8196
Fax: (240) 396-2479
E-mail: arl@brightkey.net

Payment by check, money order, MasterCard, or Visa is accepted. Make check or money order payable in US funds to the Association of Research Libraries, Federal ID #52-0784198-N.

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Password access to SPEC Kit 346 or the entire SPEC Kit Collection can be purchased online with a credit card.


The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.

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