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Ivins, October; Luther, Judy – Association of Research Libraries, 2011
This project was originally defined to explore the potential for ARL libraries to provide support to small, print-only publishers in order to ensure long-term digital access to their content. Research library publishing programs vary widely, from posting PDFs in an institutional repository to full-fledged publishing operations. During the life of…
Descriptors: University Presses, Consultants, Research Libraries, Library Services
Walters, Tyler; Skinner, Katherine – Association of Research Libraries, 2011
Digital curation refers to the actions people take to maintain and add value to digital information over its lifecycle, including the processes used when creating digital content. Digital preservation focuses on the "series of managed activities necessary to ensure continued access to digital materials for as long as necessary." In this…
Descriptors: Preservation, Research Libraries, Humanities, Electronic Libraries
Potter, William Gray; Cook, Colleen; Kyrillidou, Martha – Association of Research Libraries, 2011
The current ARL report summarizes a multi-year effort that captures evidence in the form of narrative profiles as it delivers the message of the value and contributions of research libraries during transformative times. When ARL library directors were interviewed in 2005 and asked to describe a research library in the 21st century, there was…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Library Role, Profiles, Statistics
Association of Research Libraries, 2009
Libraries are making diverse contributions to the development of many types of digital repositories, particularly those housing locally created digital content, including new digital objects or digitized versions of locally held works. In some instances, libraries are managing a repository and its related services entirely on their own, but often…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Library Role, Electronic Libraries, Library Services
Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2009
This issue of "Research Library Issues" includes the following articles: (1) The University's Role in the Dissemination of Research and Scholarship--A Call to Action; (2) ARL Statement to Scholarly Publishers on the Global Economic Crisis (Karla Hahn); (3) Reinventing Science Librarianship: Themes from the ARL-CNI Forum (Elisabeth Jones); and (4)…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, College Role, Information Dissemination
Meyer, Lars – Association of Research Libraries, 2009
Preservation has long been considered a fundamental responsibility of research libraries. Data on preservation activities by its members has been collected by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) since 1987, but changing digital technologies and the research, teaching, and learning environments in which research libraries are engaged…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Responsibility, Preservation, Institutional Mission
Association of Research Libraries, 2009
This discussion report identifies key issues in the management of special collections material in the 21st century. The report uses a broad definition of "special collections," which encompasses distinctive material in all media and attendant library services. The group's main focus was on 19th- and 20th-century materials, including…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Services, Library Materials
Johnson, Richard K.; Luther, Judy – Association of Research Libraries, 2007
This report examines the issues associated with moves toward electronic-only publication of journals, based on interviews with academic librarians and journal publishers. Noting that publishers and libraries today find themselves in an extended transition zone between print-only and e-only journals, the report investigates forces driving change…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Journal Articles, Printed Materials, Layout (Publications)
Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2006
"ARL" is the bimonthly report on research library issues and actions from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). "ARL" reports on current issues of interest to academic and research library administrators, staff and users; higher…
Descriptors: Information Policy, Research Libraries, Access to Information, Federal Aid
Friedlander, Amy; Adler, Prudence – Association of Research Libraries, 2006
The rapid adoption of information technology and ubiquitous networking has transformed the research and education landscape. Central to this transformation are scientific and engineering digital data collections. The life cycle management challenges associated with these intellectual assets are substantial. This is a report of a two-day workshop…
Descriptors: Data, Scientific Research, Influence of Technology, Information Networks
Young, Mark, Comp.; Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp. – Association of Research Libraries, 2006
This report contains the results of the Association of Research Libraries' survey of academic Health Sciences libraries for 2004-05. Data are presented on collections, expenditures, and personnel and public services. Out of 113 ARL university libraries, 67 responded to the survey. Health Sciences libraries reported median values of 243,011 volumes…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Medical Libraries, Library Services, Expenditures
Kyrillidou, Martha, Ed.; Young, Mark, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2005
The "ARL Annual Salary Survey 2004-05" reports salary data for all professional staff working in Association of Research Libraries (ARL) libraries. The ARL represents the interests of libraries that serve major North American research institutions. The Association operates as a forum for the exchange of ideas and as an agent for…
Descriptors: Professional Personnel, North Americans, Salaries, Research Libraries
Young, Mark, Comp.; Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp. – Association of Research Libraries, 2004
This report contains the results of the Association of Research Libraries' (ARL) survey of academic Health Sciences libraries for 2002-03. Data are presented on collections, expenditures, and personnel and public services. Out of 114 ARL university libraries, 65 responded to the survey. Health Sciences libraries reported median values of 232,559…
Descriptors: Medical Libraries, Library Services, Expenditures, Research Libraries
Young, Mark, Comp.; Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp. – Association of Research Libraries, 2003
This report contains the results of the Association of Research Libraries' (ARL) survey of academic Health Sciences libraries for 2001-02. Out of 114 ARL university libraries, 65 responded to the survey. Data are presented on collections, expenditures, and personnel and public services. Includes questionnaire. Health Sciences libraries reported…
Descriptors: Sciences, Medical Libraries, Library Services, Expenditures