Discovering CRL Resources

Event Logistics

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time
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Discovery of CRL's deep and diverse collections is a key to student and faculty success. Although CRL makes 1.4 million records available through its catalog, in OCLC’s Worldcat, through all of the major discovery layers, and as files to load in your local catalog, getting the records in front of patrons can still be a challenge.  

Join CRL’s first webinar devoted to discovery, with information and tips on optimizing library catalogs and discovery services for patron success. CRL Director of Technical Services, Amy Wood, will give a brief overview of CRL collections, outline the major ways of using CRL records to gain access to the collection, providing specific examples of what works and what doesn’t. The session will encourage discussion and sharing of expertise, anticipating possible future sessions exploring specific local implementation challenges.

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.”