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IARLA Supports cOAlition S Rights Retention Strategy

23 July 2020 - IARLA, representing the research libraries of Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, and the United States, would like to express support for the new cOAlition S Rights Retention Strategy. Under the strategy, participating funders will “require that a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY) is applied to all [...]

2020-07-29T11:20:19+01:00July 23rd, 2020|

Recover, Retrench, Reset: an international symposium exploring the reopening of research libraries and the ‘new normal’ in the Covid-19 landscape

IARLA convened an international symposium on 3 June 2020, which explored the plans that research libraries are putting in place to reopen their physical library buildings and reinstate their onsite services in the post-, or continuing-, Covid-19 landscape. The symposium included presentations from speakers in the United States, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, the [...]

2020-06-08T14:00:11+01:00June 8th, 2020|

IARLA Statement on Access to Digital Content for Education and Research During the Period of COVID-19 Response

IARLA, representing the research libraries of Australia, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom and Ireland, and the United States, is today amplifying the calls that our associations and others have made toward easing access restrictions on digital content during the COVID-19 crisis. One of the widespread responses to this crisis in the post-secondary education sector has [...]

2020-07-23T14:46:40+01:00April 21st, 2020|

IARLA supports the Sorbonne Declaration on Research Data Rights

In January 2020, nine research university associations signed the Sorbonne declaration on research data rights, affirming their commitment to opening up research data and highlighting key roles that the academic community will play to enable data sharing and reuse. The declaration called on the global scholarly and research community to make data accessible and, [...]

2020-04-21T21:49:49+01:00April 21st, 2020|

IARLA signs open letter calling for expedition to COUNTER Release 5

IARLA members, alongside a number of international academic library organisations, have signed an open letter calling for the expedition to Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice. Release 5 (R5) of the COUNTER Code of Practice, will enable content providers to produce consistent, comparable and credible usage data for online content. This allows librarians [...]

2019-12-03T15:59:29+01:00December 3rd, 2019|

A View of Plan S

The member organisations of IARLA welcome moves towards an open access environment for journal articles and aligned funder policies to achieve this. We are therefore supportive of the overall objectives of Plan S as published by cOAlition S. We note the iterative nature of the Plan S Guidance and believe that there have been a [...]

2019-10-23T19:27:17+01:00October 23rd, 2019|

Research Library Associations Commit to the Principles of Net Neutrality

The International Alliance of Research Library Associations (IARLA) — a global coalition of several major research and academic library associations in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States — commit to the principles of net neutrality IARLA fully supports the principles of net neutrality as a means to ensure equitable access to online information and services for all. [...]

2018-06-20T11:32:49+01:00June 19th, 2018|

IARLA develops values statement

The International Alliance of Research Library Associations (IARLA) is a platform for collaboration amongst its five members, who work together on a voluntary basis to develop agreed positions in support of an emerging international research library agenda and open scholarship. IARLA has developed a values statement which reaffirms longstanding library values, and those that make [...]

2018-03-05T20:08:39+01:00March 5th, 2018|

Research Library Associations Commit to the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record

The International Alliance of Research Library Associations (IARLA) — a global coalition of several major research and academic library associations in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States — recognises the significance of preservation of the scholarly record. IARLA fully endorses Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record – a statement [...]

2017-04-05T13:08:11+01:00December 12th, 2016|

IARLA endorses open data accord

The International Alliance of Research Library Associations (IARLA) — a global coalition of major research and academic library associations in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States — recognises the importance of working towards a common vision for open data. We firmly believe that open data holds the key to addressing many societal challenges worldwide. [...]

2018-03-05T20:03:45+01:00October 28th, 2016|