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Fit for Purpose: Developing Business Cases for New Services in Research Libraries Webinar Recording

Posted in Cyberinfrastructure/E-Science, Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Research Libraries on December 11th, 2012

DuraSpace has released a recording of its Fit for Purpose: Developing Business Cases for New Services in Research Libraries webinar.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Mike Furlough, Associate Dean of Research and Scholarly Communications, Penn State and David Minor Chronopolis Program Manager and Director of Digital Preservation Initiatives University of California San Diego Library/SDSC presented "Fit for Purpose: Developing Business Cases for New Services in Research Libraries" to participants in the DuraSpace/ARL/DLF E-Science Institute. In this webinar, the presenters discussed the CLIR/DLF-funded research project Fit for Purpose, which aims to present a structured, disciplined approach for making decisions about creating and maintaining new services in research libraries.

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    Academic Libraries and Research Data Services: Current Practices and Plans for the Future

    Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on November 28th, 2012

    ARCL has released Academic Libraries and Research Data Services: Current Practices and Plans for the Future.

    Here's an excerpt:

    This study surveyed a cross section of academic library members of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in the United States and Canada to provide a baseline assessment of the current state of and future plans for research data services in academic libraries in these countries.

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      Changing Role of Senior Administrators, SPEC Kit 331

      Posted in ARL Libraries, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on November 14th, 2012

      ARL has released the Changing Role of Senior Administrators, SPEC Kit 331.

      Here's an excerpt from the press release:

      The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published Changing Role of Senior Administrators, SPEC Kit 331, which focuses on the professional, administrative, and management positions that report directly to the library director (or, in some ARL member libraries, the position that serves as the representative to the Association), positions that have not been examined by a SPEC survey since 1984. This SPEC Kit explores the responsibilities of these positions, and the skills, qualifications, and competencies necessary for these administrators to successfully lead a transforming 21st-century research library. The publication looks at whether and how position requirements have changed in the past five years, whether the number of direct reports has changed, whether these administrators have assumed new areas of organizational responsibility, and how they acquire the new skills to fulfill those responsibilities.

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        Report of the ARL Joint Task Force on Services to Patrons with Print Disabilities

        Posted in ARL Libraries, Electronic Resources, Legislation and Government Regulation, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on November 5th, 2012

        The Association of Research Libraries has released the Report of the ARL Joint Task Force on Services to Patrons with Print Disabilities.

        Here's an excerpt from:

        This ARL task force report highlights emerging and promising strategies to better align research libraries with other institutional and related partners in ensuring accessibility to research resources while fully meeting legal requirements. The report addresses the technological, service, and legal factors relating to a variety of information resources with respect to print disability. These factors resonate closely with the existing research library agenda to make scholarly communication more open, to foster independence among its user base by teaching information literacy, to honor and invest in diversity, as well as to focus on the growing trend toward universal design in instruction.

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          UNT Libraries: Open Access Fund Research Report

          Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on October 30th, 2012

          The University of North Texas Libraries have released the UNT Libraries: Open Access Fund Research Report.

          Here's the abstract:

          This report discusses Open Access (OA) funds created at universities in order to assist faculty authors with Article Processing Charges (APCs). Building on the research initiatives of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), thirty North American universities' OA fund initiatives were reviewed on their sponsors, eligibility, reimbursement criteria, and stipulations related to the fund. In addition, fifteen OA journal funding models and twelve hybrid journal funding models were reviewed on their average APCs and their licensing policies. This report serves as a framework for building upon emerging best practices and outlining possible approaches and considerations for the University of North Texas.

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            Librarians at McGill University Library Adopt Open Access Policy

            Posted in ARL Libraries, Open Access, Research Libraries on October 29th, 2012

            Librarians at the McGill University Library have adopted an open access policy.

            Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

            McGill librarians are granting the McGill University Library a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to their scholarly articles, in any medium, and to authorize others to do the same, provided that the works are properly attributed to the authors and not sold for a profit.

            Specifically, each librarian grants a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported license for each of his or her scholarly articles.

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              ARL Statistics 2010-2011

              Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on October 25th, 2012

              The Association of Research Libraries has released ARL Statistics 2010-2011.

              Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

              ARL libraries are a relatively small subset of libraries in North America, but they account for a large portion of academic library resources in terms of assets, budgets, and the number of users they serve. The total library expenditures of all 126 member libraries in 2010-2011 was slightly more than $4.6 billion; of that total, roughly $3.2 billion was spent by the 115 university libraries and more than $1.3 million by the 11 nonuniversity libraries.

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                "Issue Brief: Massive Open Online Courses: Legal and Policy Issues for Research Libraries"

                Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Culture, Research Libraries on October 22nd, 2012

                ARL has released "Issue Brief: Massive Open Online Courses: Legal and Policy Issues for Research Libraries."

                Here's an excerpt:

                Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) raise significant legal and policy questions for research libraries, which are often asked to support the development of MOOC courses. These questions involve information policy concerns that are central to research libraries, including the proper application of fair use, the transition to open access as the default mode of scholarly publishing, and the provision of equal access to learning materials for students with and without disabilities. Where possible, research libraries should engage in conversations around MOOCs and promote their core values. By doing so, they will also promote the continuing vitality of libraries as partners in the educational mission.

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