In an age of rapidly developing technology and ever more complex digital
initiatives, many traditional preservation and access projects go overlooked
-- and under-funded. This problem is amplified multifold in regions where
conservation awareness and capabilities are stretched to their limits.
Several millennia worth of extremely important research material lay crumbling
in dusty heaps or moldering in humid conditions in countless neglected
or imperiled archives and institutions around the world. In seeking to
Egith members of the CRL were awarded major grants from the Department of Education as part of the new round of funding for the TICFIA Program. And three major projects funded by TICFIA feature cooperative partnerships among the CRL and its members.
The holdings at the Center for Research Libraries are especially rich in primary documents of political communications. The pamphlets, reports, newspapers, and other kinds of printed materials held by CRL chronicle the activities of political figures, parties and organizations around the globe.
Applications are still being accepted for the upcoming second Aberdeen
Woods Conference “The New Dynamics and Economics of Cooperative
Collection Development,” which will take place on November 8 –
10 outside of Atlanta. The meeting will be keynoted by Dr. Robert Martin,
Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and will feature
presentations by a distinguished group of librarians who will share their
experiences in both print-based and digital cooperative projects. Discussion
The CRL strategic plan for 2002-2006, recently developed and now in place,
commits the organization to undertaking new programs and modifying some
of its existing ones. To facilitate implementation of this plan, CRL has
undertaken a number of staff changes that will permit greater coordination
of current activities and increased capabilities for new initiatives.