February 2009 Archives

Library Budgets: ACRL news

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The Global Economic Crisis and Its Effect on Publishing and Library Subscriptions: ARL Issues Statement to Scholarly Publishers and Vendors


For immediate release: February 19, 2009

For more information, contact:
Karla Hahn
Association of Research Libraries
The Global Economic Crisis and Its Effect on Publishing and Library Subscriptions
ARL Issues Statement to Scholarly Publishers and Vendors

Washington DC—The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released a statement on the current global economic crisis and its effect on publishing and library subscriptions. The ARL statement, which is aimed at scholarly publishers and vendors, reinforces some of the key points in a recent statement by the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) and offers additional observations and recommendations from the perspectives of ARL member libraries.

Large libraries are far from exempt from the consequences of the current global economic crisis. Downturns in state support for public institutions along with substantial losses in endowment funds mean that many ARL member libraries are facing substantial reductions in both operating and materials budgets. In addition to cuts already made, there is strong evidence that most ARL member libraries are preparing for further budget reductions in the 2009–2010 fiscal year.

Beginning March 2, 2009, Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy will soon have a new, improved software platform.

Check out the pdf brochure that tells you more about it. Some of the text is below in the extended entry.

The brochure also relays the news that three new files will become available at no additional cost to the U of M Libraries. That's good news! The three new titles are:
• Routledge Companion to Aesthetics
• Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy
• Routledge Companion to History of Modern Science

Try it out. The url will not change, it will still be http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/reophil (U of M authentication required).

TODAY: Who Owns Your Scholarship?

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TODAY: Who Owns Your Scholarship? Copyright, Publication Agreements, and Good Policy
A Workshop for Authors and Creators of Academic Works

Presented by Kenneth Crews, Director of the Copyright Advisory Office, Columbia University
Monday, February 16, 2009
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

Free to University of Minnesota community. This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

Who owns the article or book you just published?

Who owns your course syllabus and lecture notes?

Who controls publishing in your discipline?

How can you fairly use the work of others in your scholarship?

How does the new University Copyright Policy affect you?

Attend this short workshop to discuss these questions with your colleagues and learn how to manage your copyrights while increasing the impact of your work by providing the greatest possible visibility and access.

Register in person or limited space is also available to participate online. For online participation, please review the UMConnect instructions in advance at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Staff/UMConnect and then login to the live presentation on February 16 at: https://umconnect.umn.edu/universitylibraries/

Electronic Enlightenment & Philosophy compass

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We have just ordered the OUP's Electronic Enlightenment * and are working on the online-only Compass Journals package, including Philosophy Compass (at last!!)

* (click on {Subscribers enter here}. You will then have full access to the indexes and contents.

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