Webinar: Updates on CRL Initiatives

Event Logistics

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time
CRL Events - events@crl.edu

The three segments of this quarterly CRL webinar will report on progress in several major initiatives:

2:00-2:30 p.m. CST    Shared Print: "Progress on the North American Effort"  Recording

This session will provide new details on implementation of the CRL Shared Print Agenda 2017-2026, informed by findings of the critical corpus study and a recent legal assessment of CRL’s digital delivery of serials by copyright expert Peter Jaszi, as well as new funding from the NEH.

2:30-3:00 p.m. CST   Digitization: "New Latin American Content"  Recording    

CRL staff will highlight recently digitized primary source material from Latin America and the Caribbean. Through the Global Collections Initiative, CRL is beginning to work with partners and libraries in North America, Europe, the U.K. and Latin America to identify and digitize collections identified by librarians and researchers as important to area and international studies.

3:00-3:30 p.m. CST   Licensing: "Sustaining Access to News"   Recording

The conversations at the 2017 eDesiderata Forum on “Investing in the Persistence of News” suggested that the useful life of paper and microform-based preservation of news is at an end. CRL invites member input on new strategies, involving dealings with major online news sources on the model of the New York Times academic site license. as well as investment in innovative library-driven models of news preservation.

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

CRL hosts quarterly webinars 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.

Guantanamo and Caribbean Newspapers Expand Research and Teaching Opportunities

Professor Sharika Crawford was excited to see the collection of several newspapers published at Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba preserved by the Latin American Materials Project (LAMP) and available openly through the Digital Library of the Caribbean. These Guantanamo newspapers include Gitmo Review (1963-1964), Daily Gazette (1980-1987) and others, which offer articles on national and foreign news as well as local events and sports.

CRL Supports Research on Biased News Coverage of Emmett Till

Students of Professor Davis Houck at Florida State University consulted CRL resources to examine media bias covering the death of civil-rights icon Emmett Till.