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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.
In July 2003 CRL organized the Preserving America’s Print Resources (PAPR) conference, which explored the challenges faced by libraries in sustaining print collections at a time when digital resources were fast becoming the preferred sources for researchers.As the center of gravity for libraries continues to shift from print to digital, the need for rational and sustainable provisions for print is growing.Given the traction that shared print and archiving efforts have gained since 2003, it is now an appropriate time to examine the results of our collective efforts and determine where to g
The workshop is designed to help librarians who are newly responsible for Western European and Latin American humanities and social sciences collecting. Experienced librarians will share information about publishing trends and offering library services in these areas.
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. 

Past Events

CAMP Spring Meeting 25 Apr 2015 - 9:00am

The Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP) will hold its Spring Business Meeting on Saturday, April 25, in Urbana, IL.
A forum on CRL cooperative collecting and licensing activities in three areas: science, technology and engineering; news; and law and government.
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.
In cooperation with the IFLA News Media Section, the Center for Research Libraries will convene representatives of national and academic libraries, commercial producers and aggregators of news content, and cultural and funding organizations to assess the state of international newspaper digitization and preservation, and to better align future library and commercial efforts, investment and funding in these areas. 

SAMP Meeting 27 Mar 2015 - 7:30pm

The South Asia Materials Project (SAMP) will hold its annual business meeting on Friday, March 27, in Chicago in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies Conference.

SEAM Meeting 25 Mar 2015 - 6:30pm

The Southeast Asia Materials Project (SEAM) will hold its annual business meeting in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies Conference in Chicago on March 25.
Ann Okerson, CRL senior advisor on electronic resources strategy and founder of Liblicense, will discuss the recent rewrite of the Liblicense Model License.  The Liblicense model is a rich source of information and guidance for libraries seeking to license digital resources for faculty, students, and researchers.
Previous CRL webinars on text and data mining indicated high interest among librarians in how researchers use big data and large bodies of text. This CRL webinar will delve into the challenges and practices of mining major sources of information on history, politics, trade, and development for research.
TRAIL (Technical Report Archive & Image Library) will hold an Information and Update session on Sunday, February 1, in Chicago.
Librarians and library staff visiting Chicago for the ALA Midwinter are invited to participate in a CRL collections and facility tour.