Reshaping Scholarly Communication ARL will be a leader in the development of effective, extensible, sustainable, and economically viable models of scholarly communication that provide barrier-free access to quality information in support of the mission of research institutions. Outcomes As ARL moves forward in this strategic direction, some expected outcomes in the next three years include: Outcome A: ARL will be a leader in articulating and characterizing the dynamic system of scholarly communication. Outcome B: ARL members will be leaders in implementing and assessing selected new models of scholarly communication Outcome C: ARL will have influenced the marketplace so as to advance fair pricing, and improve the terms and conditions under which content is made available, including openness and transparency in contract agreements. Outcome D: ARL will have a range of powerful and effective alliances to help shape and promote the various new models appropriate for different disciplines and communities. Strategies Strategies that ARL may pursue in moving forward include: Strategy 1: Encourage and facilitate alliances with and among groups of research institutions, other organizations serving research libraries and their institutions, and the for-profit and nonprofit publishing sectors, and build new relationships and communication strategies with university presses and scholarly societies to create understanding and advance development of new functionally complete systems of scholarly communication that serve their communities. Strategy 2: Sponsor, conduct, and promote research that will inform the development and assessments of models of scholarly communication. RLI 268 14 ARL Strategic Plan 2010–2012, Strategic Directions: Reshaping Scholarly Communication ( C O N T I N U E D ) FEBRUARY 2010 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC
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