ERIC Number: ED416902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
ARL: A Bimonthly Newsletter of Research Library Issues and Actions, Nos. 190-195. February-December 1997.
Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.
This document consists of six issues of the ARL (Association of Research Libraries) Newsletter, covering the year 1997. Each issue of the newsletter includes some or all of the following sections: "Current Issues," reports from the Office of Scholarly Communication, Office for Management Services, and Coalition for Networked Information, "Federal Relations,""Statistics and Measurement,""Diversity,""ARL Activities," and a calendar of events. Topics covered include: partnerships to develop geographic information systems services; licensing electronic resources; increasing minority representation in the library profession; projections of 1997 purchasing strategies; themes in literature on the topic of change; the difference between Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity; museum collaboration in marketing ventures for digital images; California Digital Library; balancing the academic versus market value of university presses; new program directions for the Coalition for Networked Information; American Institute of Physics and American Physical Society prevail in lawsuit by Gordon and Breach Science Publishers; developing a community of trainers at University of British Columbia Library; role of identifiers in networked information applications; measuring the performance of interlibrary loan and document delivery services; Texas digital library programs; introduction in Congress of the "Digital Era Copyright Enhancement Act"; and shared leadership systems where authority and responsibility are distributed throughout the organization. A special copyright issue (June 1997) covers CONFU (Conference on Fair Use) guidelines, Fair Use in a digital environment, managing intellectual property in the digital environment, and Canadian copyright law. (SWC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Affirmative Action, Document Delivery, Electronic Journals, Electronic Text, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Fair Use (Copyrights), Higher Education, Intellectual Property, Interlibrary Loans, Library Collection Development, Library Personnel, Library Policy, Minority Groups, Research Libraries, University Presses
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.