Revised ACRL OA Policy Statement, New Guidelines for Standardized Holding Counts Approved

The ACRL Board of Directors approved a revision of the ACRL Policy Statement on Open Access to Scholarship by Academic Librarians at its April 2019 virtual meeting. Written by ACRL’s Research and Scholarly Environment Committee (ReSEC), the revision addresses the sense of the “across the lifecycle” nature of scholarly communication interest in open access.

The Board also approved new Guidelines for Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures for Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries (PDF) at the April meeting. Developed by the SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on the Development of Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures for Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries, the guidelines were developed to help archival repositories and special collections libraries quantify and communicate information about holdings. Approval of the new guidelines by the SAA Council is pending.