Association of Research Libraries (ARL®)

ARL Statements

in chronological order:

ARL and CARL Urge Dropping of Remaining Lawsuit against Askey, March 2013

ARL-CARL Joint Statement in Support of Dale Askey and McMaster University, February 2013

ARL Statement of Principles on the Federal Depository Library Program, October 2010 [PDF]

Principles to Guide Vendor/Publisher Relations in Large-Scale Digitization Projects of Special Collections Materials, June 2010 [PDF]

ARL Encourages Members to Refrain from Signing Nondisclosure or Confidentiality Clauses, June 2009

ARL Statement to Scholarly Publishers on the Global Economic Crisis, February 2009 [PDF]

Research Libraries’ Enduring Responsibility for Preservation, July 2007 [PDF]

ARL Endorses Recommendations of CLIR Report on E-Journal Archiving, Feb. 2007

Urgent Action Needed to Preserve Scholarly Electronic Journals, Oct. 2005 [PDF]

ARL Endorses Digitization as an Acceptable Preservation Reformatting Option, July 2004

Special Collections: Statement of Principles, Feb. 2003

The Responsibility of Research Libraries for Preservation, May 2002

Principles for Licensing Electronic Resources, July 1997

Fair Use in the Electronic Age: Serving the Public Interest, Jan. 1995

Intellectual Property: An ARL Statement of Principles, May 1994

ARL Statement on Unlimited Use and Exchange of Bibliographic Records, April 1989 [PDF]

Government Information in Electronic Format: A Statement of Principles, May 1988 [PDF]

ARL Statement on Unlimited Use and Exchange of Bibliographic Records, Feb. 1987 [PDF]

ARL Statement on Library Education, April 1986 [PDF]