Influencing Public Policies
ARL will influence information and other public policies, both nationally and
internationally, that govern the way information is managed and made
As ARL moves forward in this strategic direction, some expected outcomes in
the next three years include:
Outcome A: ARL will have influenced laws, public policies,
regulations, and judicial decisions governing the use of copyrighted
materials so that they better meet the needs of the educational and
research communities (e.g., Fair Use and Fair Dealing will thrive and the
public domain will be expanding). ARL will also have influenced other
laws, public policies, regulations and judicial decisions that are of
importance to research libraries.
Outcome B: ARL will have contributed to reducing economic, legal,
and technical barriers to access and use of the research results from
publicly funded research projects, enabling rapid and inexpensive
worldwide dissemination of facts and ideas.
Outcome C: ARL will have proposed and influenced new models for
the management and access to government information.
Outcome D: ARL’s administrative and academic counterparts in
research institutions will have a better understanding of the implications
of public policy choices for advancing transformed systems of scholarly
communication and of key public policy issues of import to research
Outcome E: ARL will continue to be a leader in advocacy and
educational efforts within North American and international research
and educational communities.
ARL Strategic Plan 2010–2012, Strategic Directions: Influencing Public Policies
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FEBRUARY 2010 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC