Transforming Research Libraries
ARL will articulate, promote and facilitate new and expanding roles for ARL
libraries that support, enable and enrich the transformations affecting research
and research-intensive education.
Outcomes
As ARL moves forward in this strategic direction, some expected outcomes in
the next three years include:
Outcome A: ARL and its members will have a clear and dynamically
evolving vision of new roles and key transformations that must occur to
ensure that library expertise and assets are aligned with and advance the
research process. The value of these new roles and services will be
increasingly understood by the research and university community.
Outcome B: ARL members will be engaged in a variety of innovative
collaborations and partnerships at their institutions and among the
membership that enhance the capacity of the research library to contribute to
advancing research, scholarship, and graduate education.
Outcome C: ARL members will be making significant contributions to e
research and cyberinfrastructure development and will be engaged in a
variety of partnerships for data management and sharing of research content
with faculty. They will be an integral part of university centers and
collaboratives for cyberinfrastructure, including multi-institutional
programs.
Outcome D: Faculty and researchers at ARL institutions will have more
and better access to material in any form that extends their capacity for
research. Individually and collectively, ARL members will have increased
their capacity to manage, preserve, and make accessible unique content in all
formats for which they assume primary responsibility, including institutional
memory documents and materials harvested from the web. Members will
have a balanced relationship between physical and digital collections
appropriate to changing methods of research and scholarship, and an
effective base of practice for managing and preserving print and digital
collections.
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FEBRUARY 2010 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC
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