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Appreciating Dan Hazen
11 Sep 2015


The research library world lost a great colleague and friend: Dan Hazen, Harvard University’s AUL for Collections.

Upping Our Game on Print Preservation: The PAPR II Summit
2 Jul 2015


A gathering of leaders of other U.S. and Canadian shared print efforts, convened by CRL, called for concerted North American effort on print archiving.   

CRL in a Nutshell 5: "Growing Digital"
17 Apr 2015


Adapting CRL's time-honored cooperative collection development mode to the digital world.

CRL in a Nutshell 4: "The Primacy of Sources"
2 Apr 2015


The immense legacy of documentation and evidence built by CRL libraries.

CRL in a Nutshell 3: "Bricks and Mortar"
20 Mar 2015


What CRL member investment in "bricks and mortar" means, in concrete terms. 

CRL in a Nutshell 2: "The Deciders"
11 Mar 2015


Who decides what CRL does and how?

CRL in a Nutshell 1: The Power of Negative Thinking
2 Mar 2015


How CRL's unique mission works for the library community.

Welcome to "Common Knowledge"
9 Feb 2015


"Common Knowledge," and the CRL community, are about shared resources and collective action.    

CRL's Leviathan agenda for digital government information
24 Jul 2014


A realistic action agenda for U.S. and Canadian research libraries, informed by the Leviathan discussions, will form the basis for CRL planning and priorities in the years ahead.

Report on "Leviathan"
6 Jun 2014


The Leviathan forum explored the new realities and complexities of government information in the age of Big Data. Speakers identified ways in which “e-government” threatens the long-term integrity and accessibility of government information, and suggested a new agenda for research libraries.

Governments and Research Libraries
6 Nov 2013


The ways in which governments are creating and managing internal records and publishing data present new preservation challenges. In its April 2014 Global Resources Collections Forum, CRL will examine the complexities and challenges of the new world of "born-digital" government records and information.

Teleconferences on Gale Cengage
31 May 2013


In 2013 Cengage Learning, the parent company of Gale, announced its filing for bankruptcy. CRL will host a teleconference with Frank Menchaca, senior vice president for Global Content at Cengage, to discuss the implications of the Chapter 11 filing for library customers of Gale.

Teleconferences on Gale Cengage
22 May 2013


In 2013 Cengage Learning, the parent company of Gale, announced its filing for bankruptcy. CRL will host a teleconference with Frank Menchaca, senior vice president for Global Content at Cengage, to discuss the implications of the Chapter 11 filing for library customers of Gale.

CRL Update: Annual Meeting and Government Data
10 May 2013


The report from CRL's April 2013 annual meeting described the state of the Center in 2013, and its agenda for 2014.

CRL and NERL news
1 Apr 2013


CRL and the North East Research Libraries Consortium (NERL), have come to an agreement to relocate NERL operations to CRL.   Under this new arrangement NERL will be managed as a cooperative program under the CRL organizational umbrella.

The Scholars Portal Repository
20 Feb 2013


CRL certified Scholars Portal as a trustworthy digital repository for electronic journals. Scholars Portal plays a central role in hosting and archiving e-journal collections subscribed to by Ontario universities.The repository is a critical part of the infrastructure that protects the investment of Ontario libraries in research materials. 

CRL and the News
1 Oct 2012


CRL’s newspaper collections have been, and remain, an important source for historians. CRL’s strategy for ensuring persistent access to historical news coverage is evolving, and will increasingly involve licensing and subscription to online databases.

Print Archives Holdings Registry
1 Aug 2012


The Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR), now available online, is designed to support archiving and management of serial collections. Its provides detailed information about the titles, holdings, and terms and conditions of the major print archiving programs. 

CRL annual meeting follow-up
27 Apr 2012


The report from CRL's April 2012 annual meeting described the state of the Center in 2012, and its outlook for 2013.

CRL and Linda Hall Library Global Resources Partnership
27 Mar 2012


CRL and the Linda Hall Library's new strategic partnership will preserve and develop print back file holdings in the fields of science, technology and engineering. The partnership will build upon the rich holdings of the two institutions, which constitute a premier library of global science.