CRL member libraries invest heavily in print and digital resources to support advanced research and teaching. For these libraries, building and maintaining their own physical collections and supporting print archives and digital repositories are both mission-critical activities. CRL gathers and analyzes data to inform those activities, and provides opportunities for the sharing of expertise and best practices. This is motivated by the belief that informed investment and decision-making by libraries will ensure the persistence and integrity of critical evidence and documentation.

Digital Preservation

CRL audits, assesses and evaluates digital repositories, archives and other services that maintain and preserve digital content of interest to the CRL community.

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Print Preservation

CRL supports cooperative print archiving initiatives and projects undertaken at the local, regional, and national levels by identifying, monitoring, and evaluating those efforts, and by registering their archived holdings.

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The Impact of CRL

Stories illustrating CRL’s impact on research, teaching, collection building and preservation.

Unique Arab Diaspora Materials Saved for Future Scholars

In FY 2018 the Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) microfilmed two Arab-language publications from  diaspora communities in non-Arab countries, including the UK, Japan, the U.S., and Poland. These periodicals continue to establish MEMP’s role as a provider of rare and distinctive documentation for scholars.

Brazilian Human Rights Evidence Preserved in the Nunca Mais project

Evidence of atrocities in 1960s-70s Brazil, housed at CRL for 25 years, are now available online.