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  • Rapid Fabrication/Makerspace Services, SPEC Kit 348
    Title: SPEC Kit 348: Rapid Fabrication/Makerspace Services (September 2015)
    Keyword(s): research library; 3-D printing; rapid fabrication; makerspace; library services
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit explores current ARL member library engagement with 3-D printing, rapid fabrication and digitization technologies, and makerspaces. This study covers the types of service offerings libraries provide, the location of these services, the hardware and software that is available for users, service hours and staffing, user outreach and training, budget and funding, and evaluation of the service.

    This SPEC Kit includes descriptions of makerspaces, examples of 3-D printing guides and other user training material, policies and procedures, equipment, software, and models, and job descriptions of staff who provide these services.

  • Rebalancing the Investment in Collections (Dec. 2011) (2-9)
    Title: Rebalancing the Investment in Collections (Dec. 2011)
  • Reconfiguring Service Delivery, SPEC Kit 327 (December 2011)
    Title: SPEC Kit 327: Reconfiguring Service Delivery (December 2011)
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit investigates whether and how ARL member libraries have reconfigured staffed service delivery points in the main library and in any branches that report to the main library. It explores whether service points and/or branches have been added, closed, or consolidated; the drivers for those decisions; the impacts on staff; the changes in delivery methods; and whether there have been any collaborations with other institutions or consortia, or outsourcing of service delivery. It also explores user involvement in the planning for service changes and whether the effectiveness of new service configurations has been assessed.

    The survey used a case study approach to reveal developing patterns, unique applications, and anticipated changes in the physical or organizational arrangement of service delivery that may be widely adaptable in other libraries so that they can continue to be the primary information providers for their constituents.

    This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents that describes the service philosophy, services offered, planning process, and communications about service changes. Also included are floorplans and images of redesigned spaces.

  • Records Management, SPEC Kit 305 (August 2008)
    Title: SPEC Kit 305: Records Management (August 2008)
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit explores the state of records management in ARL member institutions.

    The survey was distributed to the 123 ARL member libraries in February 2008. Sixty-two libraries completed the survey for a response rate of 50%. Of those 62, 41 (66%) have records management programs. Three have had programs, but no longer have them. One of these began at an unknown time and ended in 1993; one existed for only five years, between 1991 and 1996; a third ended in 2003 after thirty-eight years of operation.

    At the majority of responding institutions (25 or 61%) records management duties are located in a library unit. They are the responsibility of special collections in twelve institutions (29%); archives units that are part of the library system but not part of the special collections library or department in five cases (12%); and another library unit or department in 10 cases (24%). Records management is the responsibility of an archives unit that is not part of the library system in five cases (12%) and of some other non-library unit or department in 11 cases (27%).

    The survey results also show which staff manage records and how much time they spend on this activity; how staff are trained; who pays for records management; who makes policy decisions; what types of materials are included; where these materials are stored; procedures for adding and discarding materials; who may retrieve records from storage; and more.

    This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents in the form of records management unit Web pages, policies, retention schedules, job descriptions, transfer, retrieval, and destruction forms, and management of electronic records.

  • Reinventing Science Librarianship: Themes from the ARL-CNI Forum (Feb. 2009)
    Title: Reinventing Science Librarianship: Themes from the ARL-CNI Forum (Feb. 2009)
  • Remote Shelving Services, SPEC Kit 295 (October 2006)
    Title: SPEC Kit 295: Remote Shelving Services (October 2006)
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit focuses on user services and how they have changed since the last survey in 1998 that was published in SPEC Kit 242 Library Storage Facilities, Management, and Services (May 1999).

    Eighty-five of the 123 ARL member libraries (69%) responded to the survey. Of that group, 68 (80%) use at least one remote shelving facility or are currently planning for one. A sizeable number of libraries have relatively new facilities; 25 of the respondents reported that they send material to a facility that has been in operation fewer than six years. Of that group, eight reported an existing facility in the 1998 survey.

    This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents in the form of facility descriptions, service policies, service request forms, and operating policies.

  • Removing All Restrictions: Cornell’s New Policy on Use of Public Domain Reproductions (Oct. 2009) (2-7)
    Title: Removing All Restrictions: Cornell’s New Policy on Use of Public Domain Reproductions (Oct. 2009)
  • Report of the Task Force on International Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Practices (June 2011) (2-7)
    Title: Report of the Task Force on International Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Practices (June 2011)
  • Research Data Management Services, SPEC Kit 334 (July 2013)
    Title: SPEC Kit 334: Research Data Management Services (July 2013)
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit surveys ARL member libraries on their activities related to access, management, and archiving of research data at their institutions. The survey explores the organization of research data management services (including a few questions on broader data support services), how they are staffed and funded, and what services they offer and to whom, among other questions.  
     
    The SPEC Kit includes examples of research data policies, data retention policies, data management plan tools, job descriptions, data needs assessment tools, data archive web pages, and staff resources.

  • Research Libraries and Individuals with Print Disabilities (Dec. 2012) (19-24)
    Title: Research Libraries and Individuals with Print Disabilities (Dec. 2012)
  • Research Library Trends: A Historical Picture of Services, Resources, and Spending (Sept. 2012) (20-29)
    Title: Research Library Trends: A Historical Picture of Services, Resources, and Spending (Sept. 2012)
  • Responsible Conduct of Research Training, SPEC Kit 336 (September 2013)
    Title: SPEC Kit 336: Responsible Conduct of Research Training (September 2013)
    Keyword(s): RCR%3B academic integrity%3B plagiarism%3B citation management%3B data management
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit explores research libraries’ participation in institutional efforts to train faculty, staff, students, and other researchers in the principles of responsible conduct of research (RCR) and ethical research practices. The survey includes questions on the institution’s training activities, on training roles currently undertaken by librarians, and on librarians’ willingness to expand instruction into the arena of responsible conduct of research.

    The SPEC Kit includes examples of RCR websites, citation management guides, and RCR workshop and tutorial materials, and information about academic integrity and plagiarism, using copyrighted materials, data management, and research animal welfare.

  • Restructuring at UCLA Library (Oct. 2010) (17-23)
    Title: Restructuring at UCLA Library (Oct. 2010)