International Library Associations Applaud UNESCO Open Science Recommendation

The International Alliance of Research Library Associations applauds the ratification of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science. Research libraries are key partners and leaders in the open science movement. Worldwide, research libraries have hired staff, built infrastructure, advocated for public policies, and developed scholar-focused services to support open science practices. Research libraries are well positioned [...]

2021-11-25T14:57:32+00:00November 25th, 2021|

IARLA: international working group to explore the collaborative potential of Virtual Reading Rooms (VRRs) and Virtual Teaching Spaces (VTSs)

IARLA: international working group to explore the collaborative potential of Virtual Reading Rooms (VRRs) and Virtual Teaching Spaces (VTSs) The International Alliance of Research Library Associations (IARLA) has convened this cross-sector working group to explore the development and delivery of Virtual Reading Rooms (VRRs) and Virtual Teaching Spaces (VTSs). The working group includes representatives of [...]

2021-10-28T11:28:52+01:00October 28th, 2021|

Register for a Conversation with IARLA about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Where We Are, Where We Are Going

Please join colleagues from the International Alliance of Research Library Associations (IARLA) in an initial conversation about the initiatives underway in our respective associations to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in our profession. We will discuss what we have prioritized and why, consider where our focus needs to be now, and identify potential opportunities for [...]

2021-10-18T15:10:11+01:00October 18th, 2021|

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+00:00December 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|
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