Library Journal Online, January 12, 2012 By Michael Kelley
Excerpt: “Two academic library consortia launched on January 9 a collaborative print journal archive in an effort to manage costs and limit redundancies. The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) and the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) are now partnering in the ASERL Cooperative Journal Retention Program which started in early 2011.”
An article by Josh Hadro in Library Journal, 9/24/2009 outlines the need to extended the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA).
Excerpt: “The open letter, spearheaded by library directors and signed by a subset of the 80 selective institutions that make up the Oberlin Group consortium, begins with an axiom of public access support: “Academic libraries simply cannot afford ready access to most of the research literature that their faculty and students need.” The letter outlines the benefits the similar NIH mandate has afforded liberal arts colleges, and argues that the even more expansive FRPAA bill would further “democratize access to research information funded by tax dollars.” Because of the bill’s far-reaching implications for access to research in libraries and elsewhere, the American Library Association’s Office of Government Relations listed the bill in early September as one of the key issues for libraries on the Congressional legislative agenda.”
INTERNATIONAL COALITION OF LIBRARY CONSORTIA (ICOLC)
Written on behalf of the many library consortia across the world that participate in the ICOLC, this statement has two purposes. It is intended to help publishers and other content providers from whom we license electronic information resources (hereafter simply referred to as publishers) understand better how the current unique financial crisis affects the worldwide information community. Its second purpose is to suggest a range of approaches that we believe are in the mutual best interest of libraries and the providers of information services.
To see the full statement go to: http://califa.org/uploadfiles/ICOLC_Economic_Crisis_Statement_Final_1_19_08.pdf
January 19, 2009