October 1, 2014

New Report: ARL and Ithaka S+R Release Findings on Sustainability of Digitized Special Collections

New from the Association of Research Libraries and Ithaka S+R. From an ARL Announcement: ARL and Ithaka S+R today released Appraising our Digital Investment: Sustainability of Digitized Special Collections in ARL Libraries, a report on findings from an ARL-Ithaka S+R survey of ARL libraries on the range of activities and expenses that libraries undertake to support […]

New Article: “The State of Large-Publisher Bundles in 2012″

The following article (pre-publication version) is scheduled to appear in the Spring 2013 issue of Research Library Issues published by ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Title The State of Large-Publisher Bundles in 2012 (Prepub Version) Authors Karla L. Strieb Associate Director for Collections, Technical Services and Scholarly Communications, Ohio State University Libraries Julia C. Blixrud Assistant […]

Just Released: Report Of The ARL Joint Task Force On Services To Patrons With Print Disabilities

New from the Association of Research Libraries. Title Report Of The ARL Joint Task Force On Services To Patrons With Print Disabilities Task Force Members Mary Case, Chair (Illinois at Chicago) Cynthia Archer (York) Nancy Baker (Iowa) Will Cross (North Carolina State) John Harwood (Penn State) Sarah Hawthorne (California, Berkeley) Kurt Herzer (Johns Hopkins) Tito […]

ARL, ALA, and ACRL File Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in in Support of Lending Rights

UPDATE: Meredith Schwartz at LJ has posted a report about the filing that includes a comment from one of the author’s, Jonathan Band. From an Association for Research Libraries (ARL) News Release: The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) joined the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), who all […]

New Issue Alert: Research Library Issues (June 2012): Special Collections in the Digital Age

This issue features four “significant documents” assembled by the ARL Working Group on Transforming Special Collections in the the Digital Age. They are, “to serve as a community toolkit for navigating some of the decisions involved in expanding access to special collections via digitization.” Direct to Full Text of Pre-Publication Version of Research Library Issues […]

Archived Video: What Does the Georgia State Decision Mean for Libraries? An ARL Briefing with J. Band and B. Butler

From the Association of Research Libraries: In this webcast presented on May 24, 2012, Jonathan Band and Brandon Butler discuss the implications of the recent decision in the Georgia State University (GSU) e-reserves case. See Also: New ARL Issue Brief Recaps Georgia St. University Copyright Decision, Looks at Implications (May 15, 2012)

New Issue Brief from ARL: “Challenges of 21st-Century Research Library Collections”

From the Announcement/Summary: The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announces a new briefing paper for research library directors, “21st-Century Collections: Calibration of Investment and Collaborative Action.” The paper is the work of the ARL 21st-Century Research Library Collections Task Force, co-chaired by Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs […]

Now Available: Slide Presentations From the 160th ARL Membership Meeting

The 160th ARL Membership Meeting took place in Chicago last week. Slides online today, audio for some sessions coming soon. Direct to Program and Slides Slides From the Following Sessions are Available Code of Best Practices in Fair Use (Session Not Recorded) A View from Campus: The E-Science Institute Post-Capstone (Session Not Recorded) Digital Preservation Network […]

Library Copyright Alliance Files Friend of the Court Brief in The Authors Guild v. HathiTrust Case

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The friend of the court brief was written by Jonathan Band. The Library Copyright Alliance is consists of ALA, ACRL, and ARL. The 28 page brief (PDF) is available here via ARL. We’ve also embedded a copy below. Friend of the Court Brief Filed by Library Copyright Alliance in Authors Guild v HathiTrust

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and College Art Association Endorse ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

1. College Art Association (CAA) Endorses ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use (from CAA News via ARL) In accordance with CAA’s practice to regularly update its Standards and Guidelines in the fields of art and art history, the Board of Directors adopted two documents at its meeting on February 26, 2012, that address […]