Association of Research Libraries

Association of Research Libraries ARL is a nonprofit membership organization of libraries and archives in major public and private universities, federal government agencies, and large public institutions in Canada and the US.

Code of Conduct: http://bit.ly/ARLconduct The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information.

Mission: The Association of Research Libraries, the collective of research libraries in Canada and the US, advances research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information.

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Read the ARL News (Oct. 30): * ARL Publishes “Affiliation in Transition: Rethinking Society Membership with Early-Career...
10/30/2020
News: Scholarly Affiliation in Transition | Implementing Effective Data Practices | Library Assessment Conference November 18 Session | New Dean of Penn State University Libraries | ARL Member News | Research Community News

Read the ARL News (Oct. 30):

* ARL Publishes “Affiliation in Transition: Rethinking Society Membership with Early-Career Researchers in the Social Sciences”
* Interviews on Implementing Effective Data Practices, Part I: Why This Work Matters
* Register for 2020 Library Assessment Conference November 18 Session on Assessment Programs & Organizational Issues
* Faye A. Chadwell Appointed Dean of Penn State University Libraries Effective March 1, 2021
* ARL Member News
* Research Community News

Highlights from the Association of Research Libraries ARL Publishes “Affiliation in Transition: Rethinking Society Membership with Early-Career Researchers in the Social Sciences” This paper by Marcel LaFlamme explores new forms of connection and community, which are often facilitated by social ...

We interviewed representatives from scholarly societies, research communities, funding agencies, and research libraries ...
10/28/2020
Interviews on Implementing Effective Data Practices, Part I: Why This Work Matters - Association of Research Libraries

We interviewed representatives from scholarly societies, research communities, funding agencies, and research libraries about their perspectives and goals around machine-readable data management plans (maDMPs) and persistent identifiers (PIDs) for data.

Benjamin Pierson of Gates Foundation expressed the value of this infrastructure as key to solving real-world issues and making data and related assets first-class research assets that can be reused with confidence.

Clifford Lynch of Coalition for Networked Information stated how a public sharing of DMPs within an institution would create better infrastructure and coordination at the university level for research support.

Jason Gerson of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute - PCORI indicated that PIDs are also essential for providing credit for researchers as well as for providing funders with a mechanism to track the impact of the research they fund.

Margaret Levenstein of ICPSR spoke about the importance of machine-readable DMPs and PIDs for enhancing research practices of graduate students and faculty as well as the usefulness for planning repository services.

Dina Paltoo, then of National Library of Medicine (NLM), now of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), discussed how machine-readable data management plan are integral for connecting research assets.

Stay tuned for parts 2 & 3 of this ARL Views blog series by Natalie Meyers, Judy Ruttenberg, and Cynthia Hudson-Vitale over the next two weeks.

#opendata #openscience #RDM

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In preparation for the December 2019 invitational conference, “Implementing Effective Data Practices,” hosted by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and California Digital Library (CDL)...

Registration is now open for the second session of the virtual 2020–21 Library Assessment Conference—a free, half-day we...
10/27/2020
Registration Now Open for 2020 Library Assessment Conference November 18 Virtual Session on Assessment Programs and Organizational Issues - Association of Research Libraries

Registration is now open for the second session of the virtual 2020–21 Library Assessment Conference—a free, half-day webinar on Assessment Programs and Organizational Issues on November 18.

#LAC20 will be offered as free monthly webinars through March 2021.

11/18: Assessment Programs and Organizational Issues

12/16: Critical/Theoretical Assessment and Space

1/21: Measurement and Methods

2/18: Services

3/17: Teaching & Learning and Value

The biennial Library Assessment Conference is sponsored by ARL and University of Washington Libraries.

#LAC20 #assessment #OrganizationalDevelopment #management

Register online for the second session of the virtual 2020–21 Library Assessment Conference, a November 18, 2020, half-day webinar on Assessment Programs and Organizational Issues.

Today, we published "Affiliation in Transition: Rethinking Society Membership with Early-Career Researchers in the Socia...
10/26/2020
ARL Publishes “Affiliation in Transition: Rethinking Society Membership with Early-Career Researchers in the Social Sciences” - Association of Research Libraries

Today, we published "Affiliation in Transition: Rethinking Society Membership with Early-Career Researchers in the Social Sciences" by Marcel LaFlamme. This paper explores new forms of connection and community for early-career researchers, which are often facilitated by social media and other communication technologies.

LaFlamme concludes that by learning from these loosely institutionalized spaces, scholarly societies as well as research libraries and their parent institutions can adapt to a changing environment and take steps to make scholarship more open and accessible.

#ScholComm #OpenScholarship Social Science Research Council

Even before COVID-19 and its associated pressures on higher education budgets, today’s early-career researchers faced more insecurity in the academic job market than the generations before them. These labor market realities—fewer tenure-track positions and increasing adjunctification across the ...

Read the ARL News (Oct. 23): * How SCOSS Is Strengthening Global Open Access and Open Science Infrastructure * ARL Membe...
10/23/2020
News: How SCOSS Is Strengthening Global Open Access and Open Science Infrastructure | ARL Member News | Research Community News

Read the ARL News (Oct. 23):

* How SCOSS Is Strengthening Global Open Access and Open Science Infrastructure
* ARL Member News
* Research Community News

#OpenAccess #OpenScience #OAWeek2020

Highlights from the Association of Research Libraries How SCOSS Is Strengthening Global Open Access and Open Science Infrastructure Attending to at-risk open science infrastructure now, through initiatives like SCOSS, helps secure a competitive market for scholarly innovation » ARL MEMBER NEWS Rich...

Attending to at-risk open science infrastructure now, through initiatives like SCOSS, helps secure a competitive market ...
10/21/2020
How SCOSS Is Strengthening Global Open Access and Open Science Infrastructure - Association of Research Libraries

Attending to at-risk open science infrastructure now, through initiatives like SCOSS, helps secure a competitive market for scholarly innovation. If we cede the market exclusively to large commercial entities, those entities will control the direction of open scholarship and open access.

#OpenAccess #OpenScience #OAWeek2020

What kind of collective, or coordinated, investment strategy and what kind of governance would the academic and research library community need to build and sustain its own core digital infrastructure? One such initiative is SCOSS, the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services...

Read the ARL News (Oct. 16):* Texas State University to Become 125th Member of ARL* ARL, Coalition for Networked Informa...
10/16/2020
News: Texas State University to Become 125th ARL Member | ARL, CNI, EDUCAUSE Release “Furthering Learning and Student Success” | NC State University Libraries Shift Diversity Training to Focus on Systemic Racism | ARL Member News | Research...

Read the ARL News (Oct. 16):

* Texas State University to Become 125th Member of ARL

* ARL, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE Release “Furthering Learning and Student Success”

* NC State University Libraries Shift Diversity Training to Focus on Systemic Racism

* ARL Member News

* Research Community News

Highlights from the Association of Research Libraries Texas State University to Become 125th Member of ARL At its Fall 2020 Association Meeting, the ARL membership voted to invite Texas State University Libraries to join, effective January 1, 2021 » ARL, CNI, EDUCAUSE Release “Furthering Learning...

At its Fall 2020 Association Meeting held virtually September 29–October 7, the membership of the Association of Researc...
10/14/2020
Texas State University to Become 125th Member of ARL - Association of Research Libraries

At its Fall 2020 Association Meeting held virtually September 29–October 7, the membership of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) voted to invite Texas State University (TXST) Libraries to join as the 125th member, effective January 1, 2021. Joan L. Heath, associate vice president and university librarian, accepted the invitation.

“The invitation to join this prestigious body of libraries is an honor and an affirmation of the significant contributions of Texas State University Libraries to the broader research community. We are pleased to join this distinguished group and look forward to the partnerships, access, voice, and professional development opportunities this membership will afford our library staff and our university,” said Heath.

The vote to approve TXST’s membership followed a review of the University Libraries that considered both qualitative and quantitative data and a site visit. The review process included an examination of the breadth and depth of collections, uniqueness of research resources, services to the library’s community, potential contributions to scholarship, and leadership in the library and information science profession. The review committee noted in particular the libraries’ “firm commitment to diversity and inclusion, and dedication to providing high-quality, user-centered services.”

“I’m pleased to welcome the Texas State University Libraries to ARL. As TXST builds its research and development portfolio, it has strategically invested in library resources and staff. This clearly demonstrates the critical role libraries play as a full partner in today’s research and learning enterprises,” said John Culshaw, ARL president and Jack B. King University Librarian for The University of Iowa. “I look forward to the participation of TXST library staff in ARL activities especially as we embark on the implementation of our 2021–2022 Action Plan.”

Alkek Library, Texas State University #ResearchLibraries

At its Fall 2020 Association Meeting held virtually September 29–October 7, the membership of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) voted to invite Texas State University (TXST) Libraries to join as the 125th member, effective January 1, 2021.

Published today, the sixth installment of Mapping the Current Landscape of Research Library Engagement with Emerging Tec...
10/14/2020
Mapping the Current Landscape of Research Library Engagement with Emerging Technologies in Research and Learning - Association of Research Libraries

Published today, the sixth installment of Mapping the Current Landscape of Research Library Engagement with Emerging Technologies in Research and Learning explores the role that libraries can play in furthering learning and student success, by helping students build digital fluency and critically engage with technologies. This new section highlights some of the most influential technologies related to the learning enterprise, through the lens of the library’s involvement in promoting digital fluency, participating in next generation digital learning environments (NGDLEs) and learning analytics initiatives, and supporting a range of new study and productivity tools.

The full report by Sarah Lippincott will be published in its entirety this fall by ARL, the Coalition for Networked Information, and EDUCAUSE. Read the installments as they become available: https://bit.ly/emergingtech2020

#ResearchLibraries #DigitalScholarship

Part of the ARL-CNI-EDUCAUSE joint initiative to advance research libraries’ impact in a world shaped by emerging technologies, this report by Sarah Lippincott identifies strategic opportunities for research libraries to adopt and engage with emerging technologies, with a roughly five-year time ho...

Read the ARL News (October 9):* ARL Board of Directors 2020–2021 Elected by ARL Membership* ARL Statement on the US Exec...
10/09/2020
News: ARL Board of Directors 2020–21 Elected | Statement on US Executive Order on Combating Race & Sex Stereotyping | Sovereign Immunity Boondoggle at US Copyright Office | Library Assessment Conference Virtual Session on Diversity, Equity &...

Read the ARL News (October 9):

* ARL Board of Directors 2020–2021 Elected by ARL Membership

* ARL Statement on the US Executive Order on “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping”

* Sovereign Immunity Boondoggle at the US Copyright Office

* Registration Now Open for 2020 Library Assessment Conference October 29 Virtual Session on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

* ARL Member News

* Research Community News

Highlights from the Association of Research Libraries ARL Board of Directors 2020–2021 Elected by ARL Membership John Culshaw, the Jack B. King University Librarian at The University of Iowa, began a one-year term as president of ARL on October 7 » ARL Statement on the US Executive Order on “Co...

ARL calls on the White House to withdraw Executive Order No. 13,590 on “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping,” issued on ...
10/09/2020

ARL calls on the White House to withdraw Executive Order No. 13,590 on “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping,” issued on September 22. This order is unprecedented and far-reaching, with implications well beyond the federal workforce, and chooses to disregard real barriers to workplace diversity.

Read ARL's full statement: https://bit.ly/34Fky8u

Northwestern University Libraries
10/08/2020

Northwestern University Libraries

October 8-10, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the last annual Berkeley Folk Music Festival. The festival was an important gathering of folk music revivalists throughout the 1960s. The Northwestern University Libraries recently digitized the festival archive thanks to a grant from the NEH. You can check out all of the 32,000 items in the at the Northwestern University Libraries’ Digital Collections website! https://libraries.nu/36BNfFK

At the Fall 2020 ARL Association Meeting, John Culshaw, Jack B. King University Librarian at The University of Iowa, beg...
10/08/2020
ARL Board of Directors 2020–2021 Elected by ARL Membership - Association of Research Libraries

At the Fall 2020 ARL Association Meeting, John Culshaw, Jack B. King University Librarian at The University of Iowa, began a one-year term as ARL president.

During the meeting, the Association’s membership also ratified the Board’s election of K. Matthew Dames, university librarian, Boston University, as ARL vice president/president-elect.

Three new Board members were elected by the membership to serve three-year terms: Trevor A. Dawes, vice provost for libraries and museums and May Morris University Librarian, University of Delaware; Robert McDonald, dean of university libraries and senior vice provost of online education, University of Colorado Boulder; and Susan Parker, university librarian, University of British Columbia. Additionally, two new Board members were elected to serve one-year terms: Virginia Steel, Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian, UCLA, and Tyler Walters, dean of university libraries, Virginia Tech.

Congratulations to all new Board members and officers!

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) elected its 2020–2021 Board of Directors on October 6 during the Fall 2020 Association Meeting. At the end of the meeting on October 7,...

Registration is now open for the first session of the free, online 2020–21 Library Assessment Conference—a half-day webi...
10/06/2020
Registration Now Open for 2020 Library Assessment Conference October 29 Virtual Session on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Association of Research Libraries

Registration is now open for the first session of the free, online 2020–21 Library Assessment Conference—a half-day webinar on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on October 29.

The biennial Library Assessment Conference is sponsored by ARL and the University of Washington Libraries to build and further a vibrant library assessment community by bringing together interested practitioners and researchers who have responsibility or interest in the broad field of library assessment. The 2020-21 conference will be offered as free monthly webinars from October 2020 through March 2021.

#LAC20 #assessment #DEI #diversity #equity #inclusion

Register online for the first session of the virtual 2020–21 Library Assessment Conference, an October 29, 2020, half-day webinar on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The UC San Diego Library recently completed a joint project with UC Santa Barbara, Emory University, Northwestern Univer...
10/02/2020
UC San Diego Library Completes One to Many Grant Funded by The Mellon Foundation

The UC San Diego Library recently completed a joint project with UC Santa Barbara, Emory University, Northwestern University and DuraSpace that received grant funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in December 2018. The grant, One to Many: Preserving Local Repository Content in Distributed Digital Preservation Services, has allowed the library and its partners to set the foundation for bridging the gap between digital repository platforms and digital preservation systems in order to increase the reliability and sustainability of digital archives.

#Repositories #DigitalPreservation

The UC San Diego Library recently completed its joint project with UC Santa Barbara, Emory University, Northwestern University and DuraSpace that received grant funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in December 2018. The grant, One to Many: Preserving Local Repository Content in Distributed D...

Unearthed, digitized and soon to be repatriated, artifacts from two Native American towns are beginning to share their r...
10/02/2020
Artifacts from upstate Indigenous towns digitized, repatriated | Cornell University Library

Unearthed, digitized and soon to be repatriated, artifacts from two Native American towns are beginning to share their rich stories online thanks to a collaborative project by anthropologists, Cornell University librarians and Indigenous community members.

Cornell University Library

09/23/20Unearthed, digitized and soon to be repatriated, artifacts from two Native American towns are beginning to share their rich stories online thanks to a collaborative project by anthropologists, librarians and Indigenous community members. The recently launched digital collection – Onöndowa...

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