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Research library associations endorse open data accord

(30 April 2016) The International Alliance of Research Library Associations (IARLA) — a global coalition of major research and academic library associations in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States — recognises the importance of working towards a common vision for open data. We firmly believe that open data holds the key to addressing many […]


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Major research library organisations meet to discuss international collaboration

(24 March 2016) The first joint meeting of five of the world’s most prominent academic and research library organisations took place at the British Library in London on Tuesday 8 March, ahead of the Research Libraries UK Conference. The meeting gathered together the elected leaders and executive directors of the following organisations: ARL        Association […]


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Library Investment Index summarizes relative size of ARL university libraries for 2013–2014

(20 August 2015) ARL has released the Library Investment Index for 2013–2014, the latest in this annual summary measure of the relative size of the university library members of the Association. Although similar to the ARL Membership Criteria Index in reflecting the investments made in research libraries, the ARL Library Investment Index is less affected […]


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Fit for Purpose: Developing business cases for new services in research libraries

(30 October 2013) Fit for Purpose is a collaborative research project that will recommend methods for effective business planning in research libraries. It recognizes first that there are opportunities for research libraries to respond to the turbulence in scholarly communications and a potential role in the management of the data supporting scholarly research. But these […]


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ARL Statistics 2010–2011 published by ARL

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Statistics 2010–2011, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities of ARL’s 126 member libraries in 2011. Of these, 115 are university libraries (16 in Canada and 99 in the US); the remaining 11 are public, […]


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