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  • Open Access Resources, SPEC Kit 300 (September 2007)
    Title: SPEC Kit 300: Open Access Resources (September 2007)
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit gathers information on whether and how ARL member libraries are selecting, providing access to, cataloging, hosting, tracking usage of, and promoting the use of open access research literature for their patrons by using established library resources such as the OPAC and link resolvers.

    The survey was sent to the 123 ARL member libraries in March 2007. Seventy-one responses were received by the deadline, a return rate of 58%. All but one of the survey respondents provide access to OA resources. These 70 libraries represent 57% of the ARL membership. The results indicate that although many of the ARL member libraries have embraced a wide range of OA literature and have fully integrated it into their selection, acquisition, cataloging, and promotion processes, others have been less active in this area.

    This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents in the form of newsletter articles and blogs, open access and institutional repository Web pages, and collection development and cataloging policies.

  • Open Access Week: Library Strategies for Advancing Change (June 2010) (22-27)
    Title: Open Access Week: Library Strategies for Advancing Change (June 2010)
  • Open Educational Resources as Learning Materials: Prospects and Strategies for University Libraries (Sept. 2012) (2-11)
    Title: Open Educational Resources as Learning Materials: Prospects and Strategies for University Libraries (Sept. 2012)
  • Open Source Software, SPEC Kit 340 (July 2014)
    Title: SPEC Kit 340: Open Source Software (July 2014)
    Keyword(s): research library%3B open source software%3B software development%3B library information technology%3B collaboration
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit investigated ARL member libraries’ adoption and/or development of open source software (OSS) for functions such as ILS, discovery layer, electronic resource management, inter-library loan, digital asset management, institutional repository, course reserve, streaming media, study room scheduler, digital preservation, publishing, floor maps, data warehouse, or other library-related purposes. It explored research libraries’ policies and practices on open sourcing their code; the frequency with which research libraries contribute to open source projects; whether research libraries are reluctant to make their code openly available; and the most common benefits and challenges encountered when research libraries open source their code.

    This SPEC Kit includes examples of OSS contributor agreements, licenses, copyright notices, job descriptions, and organization charts.

  • Opening Up Content in HathiTrust: Using HathiTrust Permissions Agreements to Make Authors’ Work Available (April 2010) (15-21)
    Title: Opening Up Content in HathiTrust: Using HathiTrust Permissions Agreements to Make Authors’ Work Available (April 2010)
  • Organization of Scholarly Communication Services, SPEC Kit 332 (November 2012)
    Title: SPEC Kit 332: Organization of Scholarly Communication Services (November 2012)
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit explores how research institutions are currently organizing staff to support scholarly communication services, and whether their organizational structures have changed since 2007, when member libraries were surveyed about their scholarly communication education initiatives. It covers who leads scholarly communication efforts inside and outside the library, the scholarly communication related services that are offered to researchers, and which staff support those services. It also looks at how the library measures the success of its scholarly communication services, including demonstrable outcomes of these services.

    It includes position descriptions for library leaders of scholarly communication efforts, charges for SC committees, organization charts, descriptions of SC services, assessment tools, open access policies, and SC resolutions

  • Overview of ARL Diversity Programs (April 2009) (10)
    Title: An Overview of ARL Diversity Programs (April 2009)
  • Overview of the Digital Humanities (RLI 284, 2013) (3-11)
    Title: An Overview of the Digital Humanities (RLI 284, 2013)