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Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL) Records

Identifier: MSS-1040

Scope and Contents

These records consist of two series, Administrative Files maintained in the Montgomery Alabama office of NAAL by the director, and Research and Project Reports. The Administrative Files include correspondence, reports, grant applications, handbooks, and other materials documenting the organization and activities of NAAL and of its constituent units. Minutes of constituent units sometimes appear in the records but the minutes of NAAL itself have been deposited with the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Research and Project Reports consist of research files and reports on grant projects conducted by NAAL, primarily related to coordinated collection development.


  • 1983 - 1991

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are responsible for using the materials in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright claimants in collection materials. Copyright for official University records is held by The University of Alabama. The library claims only physical ownership of many manuscript collections. Anyone wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of literary property rights or copyrights. Please contact Special Collections ( with questions regarding specific manuscript collections. For more information about copyright policy, please visit: Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal implications, for which the University of Alabama assumes no responsibility.

Biographical/Historical note

The Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL), which was founded in 1984, coordinates the sharing of academic library resources to strengthen graduate education and research activities in Alabama. Its members include twenty academic institutions offering graduate education, six other research libraries, and the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.


10.0 Linear Feet (10 linear feet including 14 volumes)

Language of Materials



Records of this organization dedicated to the coordination of academic library resources in Alabama.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Dr. Sue O. Medina, director of NAAL, in October 1999.
Guide to Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL) Records
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266