ERIC Number: ED428761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
ARL: A Bimonthly Newsletter of Research Library Issues and Actions, 1998.
Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.
ARL, n196-201 Feb 1998-Dec 1998
This document consists of six issues of the ARL (Association of Research Libraries) Newsletter, covering the year 1998. Each issue of the newsletter includes some or all of the following sections: "Current Issues," reports from the Coalition for Networked Information and the Office of Scholarly Communication, Office of Leadership and Management Services (formerly the Office of Management Services), and Coalition for Networked Information, "Preservation,""Federal Relations,""Statistics and Measurement,""Diversity,""ARL Activities," and calendar of events. One special issue on measures (April 1998) focuses on the issues and activities in the area of performance measurement in research libraries. The second special issue on journals (October 1998) discusses views of the current marketplace for scholarly journals, including what publisher profits reveal about competition in scholarly publishing, value and estimated revenue of scientific/technical journals, and non-commercial alternatives to scholarly communication. Topics of other issues include the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC); the Dublin Core Metadata Program; E-information policies; an update on Uniform Commercial Code Article 2B; high-performing interlibrary loan/document delivery operations; library director evaluation; salaries in research libraries; university funding for research libraries; collaboration on reduced-cost journals; the Library of Congress mass deacidification program; the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; access management for networked information; and electronic theses and dissertations. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Competition, Copyrights, Document Delivery, Electronic Journals, Electronic Text, Higher Education, Information Industry, Information Policy, Information Services, Interlibrary Loans, Measurement Techniques, Metadata, Newsletters, Research Libraries, Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Journals
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.