Strategies that ARL may pursue in moving forward include:
Strategy 1: Expand ARL’s capacity for analysis and advocacy and for
proposing, influencing, and responding to legislation and other policy
issues, e.g. transforming the Federal Depository Library Program, ongoing
and emerging copyright and intellectual property issues and more.
Strategy 2: Expand ARL’s capacity for advancing open access/open
science and access to data through increased advocacy and collaboration
with other allied and partner organizations such as the Scholarly Publishing
and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).
Strategy 3: Expand and strengthen alliances with organizations that
share common goals to advance policy issues, such as the Canadian
Association of Research Libraries, higher education-related associations
including the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, the
American Association of Universities, the Association of College and
Research Libraries, leading Internet companies, the Library Copyright
Alliance, and others.
Strategy 4: Promote, facilitate and conduct research in relevant areas
of public and information policy.
ARL Strategic Plan 2010–2012, Strategic Directions: Influencing Public Policies
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FEBRUARY 2010 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC