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Advocacy Organizations for Public Domain and Open Access

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Advocacy Organizations for Public Domain and Open Access

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The Council on Library and

Information Resources (CLIR)

http://www.clir.org

CLIR works to ensure the well-being of the scholarly communication system. See its publication Why Digitize? at http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub80-smith/pub80.html.

The Digital Library Federation

http://www.diglib.org

An international association of libraries and allied institutions, the Digital Library Federation has a mission to enable new research and scholarship for members, students, scholars, lifelong learners, and the general public by developing an international network of digital libraries. DLF relies on collaboration; the expertise of its members; and a nimble, flexible, organizational structure to fulfill its mission.

Library Copyright Alliance (LCA)

http://www.librarycopyrightalliance.org

The LCA consists of five major library associations: AALL, ALA, ARL, MLA, and SLA. These five associations collectively represent more than 80,000 information professionals and thousands of libraries of all kinds throughout the U.S. For more than 10 years through the LCA, these five associations have been cooperating to address copyright issues that affect libraries and their patrons.

The Royal Institute of Technology Library

http://www.lib.kth.se/main/eng

In Sweden, this library is creating a system of quality-assessed information resources on the internet for academic use.

Society of American Archivists

http://www.archivists.org

This professional association focuses on ensuring the identification, preservation, and use of records of historical value.

SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)

http://www.arl.org/sparc

An international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system. …

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