July 29, 2014

Presenter Slides from SPARC's First-Ever Open Access Meeting Now Available

The first-ever Open Access Meeting took place earlier this week in Kansas City, Mo. 250 people attended. From a Meeting Summary: Keynote speaker, John Wilbanks, Fellow of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, kicked off the meeting off with a high-energy presentation constructed in triads: he highlighted three stories, three “uncomfortable truths” and three eventual scenarios […]

Updated Statistics: Library Expenditures as % of University Expenditures Continue to Fall; Canadian Data Now Included

Updated spreadsheets and charts now available from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Data on University & Library Total Expenditures (formerly known as the E&G Survey) are used to produce charts and tables showing what fractions of total university spending have gone towards the research library. Since 2003, this information has not been gathered in […]

Just Released (Full Text): Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

UPDATE: Here’s the Official News Release Comments, Thoughts at #librarianscode on Twitter An overview/background article about the code was published in The Chronicle of Higher Education on January 25, 2012. Code The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries was coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries Center for Social Media, […]

ARL Responds to White House RFI on Public Access to Scholarly Publications (Full Text)

Update: Harvard U. has also posted their responses to the RFI   The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has responded to eight questions from The White House that are found in the “Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting from Federally Funded Research” RFI. The responses were sent on January 8, 2012. From the ARL […]

New From ARL: SPEC Kit (#327) Looks at Reconfiguring Service Delivery

The Complete SPEC Kit is Fee-Based (Order Form). From the SPEC Kit #327  News Release: The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published Reconfiguring Service Delivery, SPEC Kit 327, which investigates whether and how ARL member libraries have reconfigured staffed service delivery points in the main library and in any branches that report to the […]

Academic Libraries: Electronic Resource Usage Soars From Off-Campus Locations According to the Latest MINES for Libraries Study

A New Report from the Ontario Council of University Libraries (via an Association Of Research Libraries Announcement): The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is pleased to announce the availability of the final report of a ground-breaking study on the usage of electronic resources: MINES for Libraries: Measuring the Impact of Networked Electronic Services and the […]

Librarian Salaries: Association of Research Libraries Publishes 2010-2011 Salary Survey

From an ARL News Release: The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2010–2011, which analyzes salary data for all professional staff working in 125 ARL member libraries during 2010–2011. Data are reported for 10,037 professional staff in the 115 university ARL libraries and for 3,709 professional staff in the […]

Now Available: Recordings of Sessions From ARL-CNI Fall Forum

Direct to Audio and Slides Audio recordings of several sessions are now available along with the slide decks that were already online. The Association of Research Libraries Membership Meeting took place in Washington, DC on October 13–14, 2011 and was titled, “21st-Century Collections and the Urgency of Collaborative Action.” Here’s a list of the sessions […]

Now Available: Recordings of Sessions From 159th ARL Membership Meeting

Direct to Audio and Slides Audio recordings of several sessions are now available along with the slide decks that were already online. The Association of Research Libraries Membership Meeting took place in Washington, DC on October 12–13, 2011 and was titled, “Expanding Capacity and Partnerships in the Digital World.” Here’s a list of the sessions […]

ARL's Brandon Butler Interviewed on CNN About SOPA

Brandon Butler, Director of Public Policy Initiatives, at ARL talks SOPA with CNN’s Brian Todd. Direct to Video Interview (via ARL Policy) Congrats and Kudos Brandon! See Also: Copyright/Piracy: Wyden, Issa Release Alternate Anti-Piracy Bill, But Hollywood’s Not Biting (December 8, 2011)