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Title: Describing the Research Library of the 21st Century: the Association of Research Libraries


1
Describing the Research Library of the 21st
Century the Association of Research Libraries
(ARL) Profile
Presented by Colleen Cook Martha Kyrillidou
Chania, Crete, Greece May, 2009
2
Challenge
  • ..measuring the size of library collections
    cannot be what it used to be
  • Martha Kyrillidou, Reshaping ARL Statistics to
    capture the new environment Feb 2008,
    http//www.arl.org/bmdoc/arl-br-256-stats.pdf

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Profile elements as identified by Task Force
  • services to the library and scholarly community
  • distinctive research-oriented collections and
    resources of national significance in a variety
    of media
  • the nature of use made of the collections and
    services by faculty, students, and visiting
    scholars
  • the preservation of research resources
  • the leadership and external contributions of the
    staff to the profession
  • the effective and innovative use of technology
  • consortial memberships (including cooperative
    collection development and preservation efforts)
  • important locally created digital collections
  • library collaborations with faculty.

4
Celebrating Research
  • Brief descriptions are offered of the special
    collections at each library
  • http//www.celebratingresearch.org/libraries/index
    .shtml

5
More info
  • www.arl.org/stats/
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