Reshaping Scholarly Communication
ARL will be a leader in the development of effective, extensible, sustainable,
and economically viable models of scholarly communication that provide
barrier-free access to quality information in support of the mission of
research institutions.
Outcomes
As ARL moves forward in this strategic direction, some expected outcomes
in the next three years include:
Outcome A: ARL will be a leader in articulating and characterizing the
dynamic system of scholarly communication.
Outcome B: ARL members will be leaders in implementing and assessing
selected new models of scholarly communication
Outcome C: ARL will have influenced the marketplace so as to advance
fair pricing, and improve the terms and conditions under which content is
made available, including openness and transparency in contract
agreements.
Outcome D: ARL will have a range of powerful and effective alliances to
help shape and promote the various new models appropriate for different
disciplines and communities.
Strategies
Strategies that ARL may pursue in moving forward include:
Strategy 1: Encourage and facilitate alliances with and among groups of
research institutions, other organizations serving research libraries and their
institutions, and the for-profit and nonprofit publishing sectors, and build
new relationships and communication strategies with university presses and
scholarly societies to create understanding and advance development of new
functionally complete systems of scholarly communication that serve their
communities.
Strategy 2: Sponsor, conduct, and promote research that will inform the
development and assessments of models of scholarly communication.
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