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  • Campus-wide Entrepreneurship, SPEC Kit 355
    Title: SPEC Kit 355: Campus-wide Entrepreneurship (July 2017)
    Keyword(s): research library; library services; entrepreneurship
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit gathers information about library services and resources, funding models, staffing and administrative support, assessment, and the unique challenges of supporting these programs. It includes examples of entrepreneurship programs, centers and incubators; and descriptions of library entrepreneurship resources and services, outreach and instruction materials, and jobs.

  • Case for Regulating Google and the Proposed Book Rights Registry (June 2009) (4-7)
    Title: The Case for Regulating Google and the Proposed Book Rights Registry (June 2009)
  • Celebrating 10 Years of ARL’s Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (June 2010) (2-6)
    Title: Celebrating 10 Years of ARL’s Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (June 2010)
  • Challenges in Employing Fair Use in Academic and Research Libraries (Dec. 2010) (19-27)
    Title: Challenges in Employing Fair Use in Academic and Research Libraries (Dec. 2010)
  • Changing Role of Senior Administrators, SPEC Kit 331 (October 2012)
    Title: SPEC Kit 331: Changing Role of Senior Administrators (October 2012)
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit 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. It 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. It 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.

    The SPEC Kit includes documents that compare organization charts and position descriptions from 2007 and 2012.

  • Changing Role of Special Collections in Scholarly Communications (Dec. 2009) (31-44)
    Title: The Changing Role of Special Collections in Scholarly Communications (Dec. 2009)
  • Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries
    Title: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries
    Keyword(s): copyright; fair use; libraries; best practices
    Abstract:

    Download a PDF of the complete publication Download a PDF of the complete Code of Best Practices in Fair Use.

    To view a section of the Code in the online reader, click the section title below.

    To view a PDF of a section, click the PDF icon to the right of the title.

    For more information about the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use and links to related resources such as FAQs and briefings, visit the ARL webpage about the Code.

  • Collaborative Imperative: Special Collections in the Digital Age (Dec. 2009) (21-30)
    Title: The Collaborative Imperative: Special Collections in the Digital Age (Dec. 2009)
  • Collaborative Teaching and Learning Tools, SPEC Kit 329 (July 2012)
    Title: SPEC Kit 328: Collaborative Teaching and Learning Tools (July 2012)
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit gathers information about what collaborative teaching and learning tools are currently being offered to users in ARL member libraries. It covers questions on which kinds of tools are offered, how many, and why, where they are located, who may use them, the sources of funding, who provides training and support, and what techniques are used to promote and evaluate the tools. For the purpose of this survey, “collaborative teaching and learning tools” are limited to the equipment, devices, or systems being offered to research library users in a self-service environment including, but not limited to, the following: interactive whiteboards (IWBs, e.g., SMART Board), touchscreen tablet computers (e.g., iPads), classroom/audience response system (e.g., clickers), interactive learning centers (e.g., TouchTables), and Wii gaming systems.

    Results and documentation from this survey demonstrate that a variety of collaborative equipment, devices, or systems are available or soon will be available to research library users. Respondents report that offering these tools enhances the users’ learning experiences in and out of the library and also provides improved patron services.

    This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents that describe available equipment and services, loan policies, instructions for using equipment, and materials promoting the services.

  • Collecting Global Resources, SPEC Kit 324 (September 2011)
    Title: SPEC Kit 324: Collecting Global Resources (September 2011)
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit explores the trends, practices, and challenges in collecting global resources in North American research libraries at a time of political and economic change, on the one hand, and of significant change in scholarly communication and collection management strategies, on the other. It covers global resources collections (including an overview of expenditures, collecting trends, sources of funding, and acquisition strategies), staff and organizational structure, preservation strategies, and discovery, public service, and outreach.

    The survey results clearly demonstrate that support for global resources in North American research libraries is strong and predicted to remain so in the foreseeable future. Budget and space challenges, as well as increasing electronic access to resources with resulting changes in research habits of students and faculty, will create new and different patterns in collection growth. In response, many ARL libraries either already have or are in the process of creating organizational structures that facilitate intense outreach activities, in-depth reference, and collaborative collection development.

    This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents that describes print and digital global collections, collection development policies, examples of research guides, and organization charts.

  • Collecting Small Data (Sept. 2011) (13-20)
    Title: Collecting Small Data (Sept. 2011)
  • Collection Assessment, SPEC Kit 352 (September 2016)
    Title: SPEC Kit 352: Collection Assessment
    Keyword(s): research libraries; assessment; research collections; data analysis
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit explores which collection assessment methods, measures, and practices ARL member libraries currently employ. This study gathered information on which library staff collect and analyze data, for what purposes the results are used, with whom data is shared, how well assessment questions are answered. The survey also investigated whether the available methods, data, and tools are aligned with the purposes for assessing collections.

    This SPEC Kit includes examples of job descriptions of library staff who are responsible for collection assessment, data collection and analysis policies and procedures, and examples of how collection data is used and shared with a range of constituents.

  • Community-based Collections, SPEC Kit 347
    Title: SPEC Kit 347: Community-based Collections (July 2015)
    Keyword(s): research library; collection development; special collections; collective collections community engagement
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit explores collections that have been amassed not by one individual but by a collective, which may take the form of a museum, ethnic or cultural organization, or other diaspora group active in the documentation of its past. In addition to more traditional roles such as caring for the physical collection, in working with community-based collections libraries are navigating new territory with the integration and stewardship of these active and directly connected communities. An ongoing commitment to community engagement—with some level of shared governance or other collaborative activity to build, process, or publicize the collection—is often a key part of acquiring community-based collections. This study covers library activities that support community groups in the collection, documentation, and stewardship of their shared heritage, including public outreach and educational initiatives relating to the collection.

    This SPEC Kit includes examples of collection descriptions, finding aids, community stewardship support structures, donor support opportunities, and job descriptions.

  • Conclusion (RLI 281, Dec. 2012) (28)
    Title: Conclusion (Dec. 2012)
  • Confluence of Collections at Johns Hopkins’s Sheridan Libraries (RLI 283, 2013) (26-30)
    Title: The Confluence of Collections at Johns Hopkins’s Sheridan Libraries (RLI 283, 2013)
  • Copyfraud and Classroom Performance Rights: Two Common Bogus Copyright Claims (Sept. 2011) (21-29)
    Title: Copyfraud and Classroom Performance Rights: Two Common Bogus Copyright Claims (Sept. 2011)
  • Copyright Risk Management: Principles and Strategies for Large-Scale Digitization Projects in Special Collections (June 2012) (17-23)
    Title: Copyright Risk Management: Principles and Strategies for Large-Scale Digitization Projects in Special Collections (June 2012)
  • Core Benefits, SPEC Kit 320 (November 2010)
    Title: SPEC Kit 320: Core Benefits (November 2010)
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit explores the core employment benefits of retirement, and life, health, and other insurance —benefits that are typically decided by the parent institution and often have significant governmental regulation.

    The survey results help identify the range of retirement and insurance benefits offered to research library employees and the variety in plan designs for each benefit. They confirm that retirement, health insurance, and life insurance are universally available and access is generally gained by employees working a .50 FTE assignment. Insurance benefits are commonly available to their family members, too, often including both same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners.

    This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents that describe the benefits offered to library staff, provide details about retirement plans and life and health insurance options, and describe job requirements for staff who administer benefits programs.

  • Creating a Holistic Fabric of Services and Collections from the Inside Out: Exploring Convergences of Liaison and Special Collections Librarianship (RLI 291, 2017) (32-49)
    Title: Creating a Holistic Fabric of Services and Collections from the Inside Out: Exploring Convergences of Liaison and Special Collections Librarianship (RLI 291, 2017)