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This webcast event will explore terms for purchase and subscription access to key Big Data databases, and also will review the problems and challenges academic libraries face in acquiring those resources.

Webinar: Accessing CRL Collections 29 Mar 2017 - 2:00pm

This webinar orients interlibrary loan and other staff on the best ways to obtain access to CRL resources.
This introduction to CRL's collections and services is an excellent orientation for new staff, or a refresher on how CRL can extend the resources of your library.

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New tools from Portico enable comparison of library holdings to titles archived in Portico, to determine the completeness of archived content. Speakers from Portico will demonstrate some of these tools.

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This introduction to CRL's collections and services is an excellent orientation for new staff, or a refresher on how CRL can extend the resources of your library.

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Held in conjunction with CRL's annual Council of Voting Members meeting, the 2016 Collections Forum will consider the meaning of responsible stewardship of collections at a time when digital resources are dominant.

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The 2016 annual CRL Council of Voting Members Meeting will be held in downtown Chicago, at the University of Chicago's Gleacher Center. This is the main CRL governance event, at which representatives of CRL libraries review new and ongoing CRL inititatives and elect new Board members.

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This presentation will focus on optimal strategies for CRL member libraries implementing OCLC Discovery Services locally, including WorldCat and the Knowledge Base.

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At this point in the age of digital technologies, electronic publications can be short-lived or unstable, while our understanding of digital preservation infrastructures is in the earliest stages. Three thought leaders offer their perspectives on how effective publishers' efforts to date are likely to be in meeting the needs of libraries and scholars by ensuring long-term access. 

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Discovering CRL Resources 11 Nov 2015 - 2:00pm

How to facilitate better discovery of CRL resources, to promote student and faculty success and make the most of your library's CRL investment.

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This webinar considers trends and challenges in collecting South Asian resources and resources available from CRL collections, in the context of current research interests.

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This  introduction to CRL's collections and services serves as an excellent orientation for new staff or a refresher on how CRL can extend the resources of your library.

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This webinar provides an overview and updates on recent developments in e-resources licensing and cooperative collection building at CRL.  

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This presentation on TDM strategies and practices in the humanities and social sciences is the fifth in a series of CRL webinars exploring the topic of computer-assisted analysis of electronic texts.  

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The Print Archives Network (PAN) forum is always held the Friday morning before ALA Midwinter and Annual conferences. All are welcome to attend and hear about new and best practices from the participating shared print initiatives. 
The PAPR II Summit is an invitational gathering intended to formulate a common vision for the further development and growth of shared research library collections, and to determine priorities for CRL support of same, in order to prevent the loss of critical print journals and government publications.  
This  introduction to CRL's collections and services serves as an excellent orientation for new staff or a refresher on how CRL can extend the resources of your library.

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A forum on CRL cooperative collecting and licensing activities in three areas: science, technology and engineering; news; and law and government.

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At this CRL governance event, to be webcast this year,  representatives of CRL libraries review initiatives, elect Board members, and vote on the annual budget.

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The Center for Research Libraries will present a 60-minute webinar on its Collections and Services on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Central Time. Participation in this event is open to all librarians, library staff, and faculty at CRL libraries.

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