16  ·  Survey Results:  Executive Summary
of information than leaders in responding to it.” The
responses from the ARL libraries demonstrated many
successful examples of forging alliances beyond the
walls of the library.
While PAPs in general are a relatively new devel-
opment, the level of resources and services developed
by the responding libraries and their alliance-build-
ing collaborative efforts provide a prime example of
how libraries are evolving to address the complexity
of research in the 21st century coupled with the trans-
formation of information technology. Such targeted
program efforts to leverage expertise and resource
sharing for PAP compliance support is evidence that
libraries are poised to quickly and efficiently respond
to possible future mandates, including the Federal
Research Public Access Act (FRPAA).
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