Webinar: CRL Updates / November

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Date: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 
2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: 
CRL
Contact: 
CRL Events - events@crl.edu

This quarterly webinar will report on the current status of major CRL initiatives and programs. Presentations will focus on three areas:

2:00-2:30 p.m. CST  Shared Print: JSTOR Print Archives in North America

Recording

CRL’s JSTOR Print Archive collection was initiated in 2001 as a print backup for JSTOR’s Arts & Sciences Collections for CRL members. During this session, CRL will examine the progress and challenges in archiving the ever-expanding JSTOR collection by "designated" JSTOR print collections (including those at Harvard and the University of California) as well as through shared print initiatives. CRL will suggest measures the community might take to strengthen these efforts through concentrated action.

 

2:30-3:00 p.m. CST  Digitization: Mexican Intelligence Digital Archives (MIDAS) & CRL's Efforts in Expanding Access to Latin American Resources

Recording

In September 2018, CRL announced a major initiative to reclaim scholarly access to historical documentation from Mexico's former intelligence agencies. The MIDAS project, which will eventually contain more than 300,000 documents from the Dirección Federal de Seguridad (DFS) and other agencies, represents one of the most recent efforts by CRL and the Global Collections Initiative to expand the availability of critical source documentation to support research on other world regions. Guest speaker Professor Paul Gillingham (Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University) will describe the archives' importance.

 

3:00-3:30 p.m. CST  Licensing: Outcomes of eDesiderata Forum 2018 "Investing in Open Primary Sources"

Recording

Over 120 participants from the CRL community gathered (virtually) in October 2018 to examine the state of collaborative efforts to establish open access to news, archives, government information, and other primary data. Expert presenters described current and emerging models of Open Access initiatives and suggested potential strategies for how those efforts could best be structured to benefit the academy and digital scholarship. CRL staff will recap the highlights of the event and suggest what directions CRL and its community might take in response to those suggestions. 

Registrants are encouraged to tune in to any or all of these three segments.

 

CRL quarterly webinars are open to all librarians, staff, and faculty at CRL member institutions. Most are recorded and available for later access. Additional information on accessing CRL webinars can be found under Membership.

 

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 Arab-language publications from several diaspora communities in non-Arab countries, including the UK, Japan, the U.S., and Poland. These resources continue to affirm MEMP’s role as a provider of rare and distinctive documentation for scholars.

Insights on Israel’s Palestinians from a Rare Arab-language Newspaper

CRL's newspaper collection played a critical role in shaping Brothers Apart, a study of Arab Israeli citizens in the 1950s-1960s by University of Arizona professor, Maha Nassar.