August 15, 2018

New From ARL: SPEC Kit (#326) Looks at Digital Humanities in Research Libraries

The complete SPEC kit is Fee-Based (Order Form). From a SPEC Kit #326  Summary: The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published Digital Humanities, SPEC Kit 326, which provides a snapshot of research library experiences with digital scholarship centers or services that support the humanities (e.g., history, art, music, film, literature, philosophy, religion, etc.) and […]

Preprint: Copyright Policy and Practice in Electronic Reserves Among ARL Libraries

Title: Copyright Policy and Practice in Electronic Reserves Among ARL Libraries (28 pages; PDF) Authors: David R. Hansen (U. of North Carolina) William. M. Cross (North Carolina State U.) Phillip M. Edwards (Virginia Commonwealth U.) Preprint Accepted: November 9, 2011 Scheduled for Publication: November 2012 Abstract: This paper presents the results of a survey of […]

Association of Research Libraries Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive

From ARL: The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the CLOCKSS Archive have partnered to preserve ARL’s e-journals and e-books in CLOCKSS’s geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world. By archiving with CLOCKSS, the Association of Research Libraries has committed to the preservation of […]

ARL Signs Agreement With LYRASIS Who Will Negotiate For Online Content on Behalf of Interested ARL Members

From ARL; On November 18, 2011, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and LYRASIS signed an agreement designating LYRASIS as an agent to negotiate licenses for online content on behalf of interested ARL member libraries. This is the culmination of an effort that began in 2010 to identify a strategy for ARL to influence the […]

ARL Endorses the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities

From the Association of Research Libraries: On November 1, 2011, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) joined over 300 organizations and institutions to endorse the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. In a letter to Dr. Peter Gruss, President of the Max Planck Society, Winston Tabb, ARL President and […]

New Issue Alert: E-News For ARL Directors (October 2011)

Direct to October 2011 Issue E-News is compiled by Charles Lowry and Kaylyn Groves. Here’s a Small Portion of What You’ll Find in the October Issue: ARL Governance & Membership ARL Membership Convenes, Elects New Board Members ARL Membership Meeting, ARL-CNI Forum Slides Available Online ARL, CNI, SPARC Strategic Actions ARL Releases Statement on USGPO […]

A New SPEC Kit from ARL: "Digital Preservation"

The complete kit is fee-based (ordering info). An executive summary and the table of contents are available online for free. From a SPEC Kit #325  Summary: The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published Digital Preservation, SPEC Kit 325, which explores the strategies that ARL member institutions use to protect evolving research collections and the […]

Primary Document: Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Writes to GPO in Support of October ARL Letter

Full Text of Letter From Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) to GPO (2 Pages; PDF) From the Letter: As noted in the ARL statement, there is no doubt that the scholars and other public users increasingly prefer digital delivery of information—a fact borne out by the emphasis GPO itself now gives to digital delivery of […]

Now Available: Proceedings of the 159th ARL Membership Meeting

“Expanding Capacity and Partnerships in the Digital World.” The 159th ARL Membership Meeting took place in Washington DC on October 12–13, 2011 Twitter Hashtag: #ARL11fall Welcoming Remarks Carol A. Mandel, New York University, and ARL President Session audio to come Constructing Digital Research Collections Convener: Deanna Marcum, New York University Speakers: Charles J. Henry, Council […]

Letter: Association of Southeastern Research Libraries Strongly Supports ARL’s Position on Recent GPO Decisions

ASERL Strongly Supports ARL’s Position on Recent GPO Decisions (1 page; PDF) From the Letter: ASERL members support free and open public access to information contained in FDLP collections. ASERL believes that the future of the FDLP lies in collaborative projects, including shared and multi-state Regionals and new models for digitization and preservation, such as […]