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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.

    Hood, Anna K. Open Access Resources. SPEC Kit 300. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, September 2007.

  • Open Access Week: Library Strategies for Advancing Change (RLI 270, June 2010)
    Title: Open Access Week: Library Strategies for Advancing Change
  • Open Educational Resources as Learning Materials: Prospects and Strategies for University Libraries (RLI 280, Sept. 2012)
    Title: Open Educational Resources as Learning Materials: Prospects and Strategies for University Libraries
  • 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.

    Thacker, J. Curtis, Charles D. Knutson, and Mark Dehmlow. Open Source Software. SPEC Kit 340. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, July 2014.

  • Opening Up Content in HathiTrust: Using HathiTrust Permissions Agreements to Make Authors’ Work Available (RLI 269, April 2010)
    Title: Opening Up Content in HathiTrust: Using HathiTrust Permissions Agreements to Make Authors’ Work Available
  • 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.

    Radom, Rachel, Melanie Feltner-Reichert, and kynita stringer-stanback. Organization of Scholarly Communication Services. SPEC Kit 332. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, November 2012.

  • Outreach and Engagement, SPEC Kit 361
    Title: SPEC Kit 361: Outreach and Engagement (November 2018)
    Keyword(s): research library; library services; impact; library promotion; programming
    Abstract:

    This SPEC Kit captures a snapshot of how ARL member libraries are defining their outreach and engagement programs, how they are assigning and structuring responsibilities, and how they are measuring the success and impact of their efforts. The survey gathered information about types of activities, which populations are served, levels of funding and staff support for these activities, program planning, collaborations and strategic partnerships, and assessment measures and reporting practices. In addition, survey respondents were asked to provide a brief case study for an outreach or engagement activity in their organization. It includes examples of statements on outreach mission and goals, programs and services, event planning documents, reports of outcomes, and job descriptions.

    LeMire, Sarah, Stephanie J. Graves, Shannon L. Farrell, and Kristen L. Mastel. Outreach and Engagement. SPEC Kit 361. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, November 2018.

  • Overview of ARL Diversity Programs (RLI 263, April 2009)
    Title: An Overview of ARL Diversity Programs
  • Overview of the Digital Humanities (RLI 284, 2013)
    Title: An Overview of the Digital Humanities