CRL Global Resources Collections Forum: "Shared Resources / Common Vision"

Event Logistics

Friday, April 24, 2015
1:00--4:00 p.m. Central Time
James Simon -

This  forum, to be webcast following CRL's annual Council Meeting. CRL member library input at the Collections Forum helps shape CRL shared collections and services throughout the year.  The forum is an opportunity for representatives of CRL libraries to discuss and weigh in on CRL cooperative collecting and licensing activities, and help map CRL’s agenda.     

This year’s virtual forum will feature new developments in CRL acquisitions, digitization and licensing.  Attendees will also consider and discuss CRL strategies for expanding member access to news, government and legal information, and archives.  Prior to April 24, CRL will poll registrants on their priorities for licensing and digitization in these areas, and on specific issues for resolution.  

Science, Technology and Engineering: A Report on the CRL-Linda Hall Partnership

1:00-2:00 p.m. Central Time

Video  Slides

News and Newspapers: An Update on Preservation and Access Initiatives

2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time

Video  Slides Survey Response

Law and Government: A "Leviathan" Update

3:00-4:00 p.m. Central Time

Video  Slides Survey Response

  • The new challenges of e-government preservation, with focus on GPO's FDsys and NARA's Electronic Records Archives, and Library and Archives Canada
  • New digitization of government and other primary legal publications: the Carnegie Project and the Myanmar documents

The Impact of CRL

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

South Asia Specialist’s Research Enriched by CRL Collections

Wendy Singer, Kenyon College professor, explains how CRL collections supported her original research on South Asian women.

Documenting Ghanaian Social Change through the Music Scene

Alison K. Okuda, New York University postdoctoral teaching fellow and lecturer, attests to the importance of CRL’s African newspaper collection to her dissertation on, “Caribbean and African Exchanges: The Post-Colonial Transformation of Ghanaian Music, Identity, and Social Structure.”