A meeting summary post by ARL’s Kaylyn Groves (incl. links to some presentations) is now available online
Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member representatives, ARL leadership fellows, staff, and guests gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday–Thursday, May 2–4, 2017, for the 170th Association Meeting. All available presentation slides are linked from the speakers’ names or session titles in the following summary of the meeting.
Here’s one section from the 850 word summary:
Thursday morning opened with a session on “Scholarly Communication Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOTs)” moderated by Elliott Shore (ARL) and Kathleen Shearer (Confederation of Open Access Repositories and ARL). Shore and Shearer reviewed the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of seven initiatives for taking collective action in the scholarly communication system. Then ARL member representatives voted for the three initiatives that have the most potential positive impact and the three they would be willing to support.
The top three initiatives in both votes were Consortial Licensing, Cancelling Journal Subscriptions, and Next-Generation Repositories. The session concluded with a discussion of ways in which the Association and its members could collaboratively move these strategies forward.