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Soehner, Catherine; Steeves, Catherine; Ward, Jennifer – Association of Research Libraries, 2010
The Association of Research Libraries E-Science Working Group developed a survey to "build an understanding of how libraries can contribute to e-science activities in their institution" and "identify organizations and institutions that have similar interests in e-science to leverage research library interests." The August 2009…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Research Libraries, Foreign Countries, Surveys
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 issue includes the following articles: (1) Strategies for Opening Up Content: Laying the Groundwork for an Open…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Access to Information, Electronic Publishing, Scholarship
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
Bland, Les, Comp.; Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp. – Association of Research Libraries, 2009
This report presents statistics on how Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries spend money on electronic resources. This report indicates that 109 ARL libraries purchased 32,329,187 electronic books. In 2007-2008, there was a median of 28,319 acquisitions of electronic books by ARL libraries (this includes one institution that…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Statistics, Library Services, Costs
Bland, Les, Comp.; Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp. – Association of Research Libraries, 2009
This report presents statistics on how Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries spend money on electronic resources. This report indicates that 108 ARL libraries purchased 25,006,758 electronic books. In 2006-2007, there was an ARL median of 243,725 acquisitions of electronic books (this includes one institution that purchased…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Statistics, Library Services, Costs
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
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) Special Collections at the Cusp of the Digital Age: A Credo (Clifford A. Lynch); (2)…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Archives, Primary Sources, Scholarship
Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.; Bland, Les, Comp. – Association of Research Libraries, 2009
"ARL Statistics 2007-2008" is the latest in a series of annual publications that describe collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities for the 123 members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Of these, 113 are university libraries; the remaining 10 are public, governmental, and nonprofit research libraries. Data reported…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Statistics, Unit Costs, Tables (Data)
Stanley, Tracey; Killick, Selena – Association of Research Libraries, 2009
This survey was a joint initiative between Society of College, National, and University Libraries (SCONUL) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), that since 2004 has sponsored a program to assist libraries with the assessment of services that they offer their users and the processes that support those services. It was based on an ARL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Evaluation, Academic Libraries, Surveys
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
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
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) Diversity in Research Universities (Bernadette Gray-Little); (2) An…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Diversity, Diversity (Faculty), Institutional Mission
Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.; Bland, Les, Comp. – Association of Research Libraries, 2009
This document presents results of the 2007-2008 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Law Library Statistics Questionnaire. Of 113 ARL university libraries, 74 responded to the survey. Results for each library are presented in the following data tables: (1) collections (2-parts), including volumes in library, volumes added, monographs purchased,…
Descriptors: Law Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Materials, Expenditures
Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.; Bland, Les, Comp. – Association of Research Libraries, 2009
This document presents data that describe collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 64 medical libraries at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions throughout North America. In 2007-2008, the reporting health sciences libraries held a median of 240,955 volumes, spent a total of $240,019,298, and employed 2,304…
Descriptors: Medical Libraries, Academic Libraries, Expenditures, Library Materials
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