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ACRL Joins Library Groups in Support of Lending Rights

July 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Advocacy, Future of Libraries and Higher Education

Today the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) joined the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the American Library Association (ALA) (who all work collectively as the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA),) to file an amicus curiae brief (pdf) with the Supreme Court of the United States in support of petitioner Supap Kirtsaeng in the […]

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Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Revision – Comment by April 11

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off · ACRL 2011, Future of Libraries and Higher Education, Standards and Guidelines

The ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Task Force welcomes your comments on the draft revision of the 2011 Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (PDF). Visit the Task Force website, which introduces the various sections of the draft Standards and leave your feedback.  The site contains links to the draft revision, as well […]

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The Atlas of New Librarianship

March 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Future of Libraries and Higher Education, Publications

ACRL and MIT Press announce the co-publication of a new title, The Atlas of New Librarianship by R. David Lankes of the Syracuse University School of Information Studies. Libraries have existed for millennia, but today the library field is searching for solid footing in an increasingly fragmented (and increasingly digital) information environment. What is librarianship […]

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Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians

June 21st, 2010 · 7 Comments · Future of Libraries and Higher Education, Podcasts

ACRL has released a new report, “Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Higher Education in 2025,” to prompt academic librarians to consider what trends may impact the future of higher education in order to take strategic action now.  Authored by David J. Staley, director of the Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching in the History […]

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ROI: Measuring the Library’s Contribution to the Academic Enterprise

April 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · Advocacy, Future of Libraries and Higher Education, Value of Academic Libraries

ACRL President Lori Goetsch and I presented a briefing on the ACRL value of academic libraries project to a standing room only crowd at the Spring Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) meeting in Baltimore last week. We had optimistically promised preliminary results of the comprehensive review of the quantitative and qualitative literature, methodologies and best […]

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Library Copyright Alliance Releases Diagram Charting Many Ways Forward For Google Books Settlement

March 4th, 2010 · Comments Off · Future of Libraries and Higher Education, Scholarly Communication

The American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announce the release of “GBS March Madness: Paths Forward for the Google Books Settlement.”  This diagram, developed by Jonathan Band, explores the many possible routes and outcomes of the Google Books Settlement, including avenues into […]

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Library associations release guide on Google Book Search amended settlement agreement

November 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Future of Libraries and Higher Education, Scholarly Communication

ACRL joins the American Library Association and the Association of Research Libraries in announcing the release of “A Guide for the Perplexed Part III: The Amended Settlement Agreement.” The guide describes the major changes in the amended settlement agreement (ASA), submitted to the Court by Google, the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers […]

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Public Interest Groups say Google Should Use Extra Time to Add Privacy Into Google Book Search

October 7th, 2009 · Comments Off · Future of Libraries and Higher Education

Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation along with the ACLU and the privacy authors and publishers they represent, the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries and the Association of College and Research Libraries, CDT, EPIC, SFLC, Professor James Grimmelman sent a joint letter to Google urging it to include privacy protections along with its […]

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The Google Books Settlement: Who Is Filing And What Are They Saying?

September 29th, 2009 · Comments Off · Future of Libraries and Higher Education, Scholarly Communication

The Association of Research Libraries, the American Library Association, and the Association of College and Research Libraries have prepared The Google Books Settlement: Who Is Filing And What Are They Saying? (PDF) to summarize in a few pages of charts some key information about the hundreds of filings that have been submitted to the federal […]

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Value of Academic Libraries Research Proposals

September 17th, 2009 · Comments Off · Advocacy, Future of Libraries and Higher Education

ACRL is seeking proposals from experienced researchers for the development and delivery of a comprehensive review of the quantitative and qualitative literature, methodologies and best practices currently in place for demonstrating the value of academic libraries. The request for proposals is available on the ACRL Web site. Responses are due by 4:30 p.m. CST on […]

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