Association of Research Libraries


Mapping the current landscape of research library engagement with emerging technologies in research and learning: executive summary

This report is an executive summary of secondary resources and discussions with research library leaders on their organisations’ adoption of emerging technologies.

ARL white paper on Wikidata: opportunities and recommendations

In this white paper, a task force of expert Wikidata users recommend a variety of ways for librarians to use the open knowledge base in advancing global discovery of their collections, faculty, and institutions.

The law and accessible texts: reconciling civil rights and copyrights

This white paper, part of a project supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, analyses how institutions of higher education can meet their mission of providing all students with equitable access to information within the current legal framework. Ensuring access to research...

ARL-SSRC Meeting on Open Scholarship in the social sciences: summary and next steps

This report outlines the presentations given and the themes that emerged in discussion around shared interests, challenges to openness, and conditions for successful action, that emerged from a meeting held in December 2018 with 30 leaders of scholarly communities.

SPEC Kit 361: Outreach and engagement

This resource 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.