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Baughman, M. Sue, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2018
This issue of "Research Library Issues" ("RLI") presents an introduction article and two companion articles, which highlight Net Neutrality. The introduction article, "Why Net Neutrality Matters and What Research Libraries Can Do about It" (Mary Lee Kennedy), explains that the fundamental intent of the open internet…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Role, Internet
Baughman, M. Sue, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2017
Academic and research libraries have been increasing their efforts for a number of years to demonstrate their contributions to student learning outcomes in support of the institutional educational mission. Whether through one-shot instruction or credited classes, libraries invest a great deal of time and effort in instructional programs. A key…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Role, Case Studies
Baughman, M. Sue, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2017
While not a new topic, many conversations are occurring about the roles of library staff and the changing nature of their work in support of research, teaching, and learning. Boundaries between specific functions or departments within the library continue to change as library employees grapple with issues of their roles in new service models.…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Models, Holistic Approach
Baughman, M. Sue, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2016
"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") focuses on current and emerging topics that are strategically important to research libraries. The articles explore issues, share information, pose critical questions, and provide examples. This issue includes: (1) Editor's Note (M. Sue Baughman); (2) Shooting at Florida State University…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, College Libraries, Violence, School Safety
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, 2010
This user's guide was developed to advance local planning at ARL member libraries. It is written for library leaders writ large and for anyone leading or contributing to research library planning processes. Users do not need advanced facilitation skills to benefit from this guide, but facilitators charged with supporting scenario planning will…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Library Administration, Strategic Planning, Long Range Planning
Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2010
"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") is a bimonthly report from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). This special issue includes the following articles: (1) Themes within the ARL Strategic Plan 2010-2012 (Charles B. Lowry); (2) ARL…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Associations, Strategic Planning
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
"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") is a bimonthly report from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). This issue includes the following articles: (1) Removing All Restrictions: Cornell's New Policy on Use of Public…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Reports, Electronic Publishing, Access to Information
Maron, Nancy L.; Smith, K. Kirby – Association of Research Libraries, 2008
As electronic resources for scholarship proliferate, more and more scholars turn to their computers rather than to print sources to conduct their research. The decentralized distribution of these new model works can make it difficult to fully appreciate their scope and number, even for university librarians tasked with knowing about valuable…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Investigations, Electronic Publishing, Audiences
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
Bowen, William G.; Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2005
This special issue of "ARL: A Bimonthly Report" contains the remarks that William G. Bowen delivered to the research library community in October 2005 at the 147th Membership Meeting of ARL. For the past 17 years Dr. Bowen has served as President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In these remarks, entitled "New Times Always; Old Time We Cannot…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Library Role, Communication (Thought Transfer)