ARL has announced the release of their newest SPEC Kit: Digital Humanities (SPEC Kit 326). The survey used in creating the SPEC Kit is openly accessible online as is the front matter of the SPEC Kit.  This is an important publication for libraries and all digital humanities folks for both the digital humanities and for the ways in which digital humanities work supports and informs digital scholarship.Read More →

Press Release: For immediate release: August 4, 2010 For more information, contact: Karla Strieb Association of Research Libraries 202-296-2296 ARL Promotes Member Use of Large-Scale Digitization Principles Washington DC— The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Board of Directors unanimously voted on July 26, 2010, to endorse a set of nine principles to guide vendor/publisher relations in large-scale digitization projects of special collections materials, recommended by its Transforming Special Collections in the Digital Age Working Group. The Board’s vote strongly encourages ARL member libraries to refrain from signing future agreements with publishers or vendors, either individually or through consortia, that do not adhere to theRead More →

The Research Library Leadership Fellows (RLLF) Program is an executive leadership program jointly designed and sponsored by ARL member libraries. The pilot program was sponsored by the University of California at Los Angeles; Columbia University; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Texas at Austin; and University of Washington. The second offering was sponsored by six ARL member libraries: University of California, Berkeley and the California Digital Library; Harvard University; University of Minnesota; North Carolina State University; Pennsylvania State University; and the University of Toronto. The 2009-2010 program is being jointly sponsored and designed by Brigham Young University, University of Florida, Georgia Institute of Technology,Read More →