Summer 2003

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Summer 2003

Message from CRL President Bernard Reilly

At the Center’s recent Council meeting, voting members approved a new budget for the coming fiscal year that maintains existing CRL collecting levels and services, but imposes no increase in member dues for that year. This stems from our conviction that collective resources like CRL’s collections are especially critical in times when libraries’ individual means are constrained.

2003 Annual Meeting of the CRL Council of Voting Members

Business Meeting

The Council of Voting Members of the Center for Research Libraries convened on Tuesday April 22 at the Hotel Sofitel in Rosemont, Illinois. The Council is the major governance body of the CRL consortium, responsible for the election of the Board of Directors, approval of the operating budget, and consideration and ratification of any revision to the Center’s bylaws. The Council is composed of the library director and a designated faculty or administration representative from each of the Center’s

Coming Soon: ICON International Newspapers Survey

One of the major components of the current phase of the NEH-supported International Coalition on Newspapers (ICON) is a survey of U.S. institutions about their international newspaper collections. To further the project’s goals of better access to international newspapers—both bibliographic and physical, in terms of sound preservation practice—more information is needed about the extent and condition of these collections.

CRL to Reinstate Several U.S. General Circulation Newspaper Subscriptions in FY03

CRL is pleased to announce that it is able to respond to members' requests to re-start U.S. general circulation newspapers. As a result of favorable negotiations with the vendors, the Center will re-start subscriptions to thirteen general circulation newspapers and acquire all back files for 2001 and 2002. Thus, the Center will have continuous runs for some of the newspaper subscriptions that were suspended in 2000 because of budget deficits. The funding for the subscriptions represents a re-allocation

FY03 Purchase Proposal Voting Results

The Center for Research Libraries is pleased to announce the results of this year’s Purchase Proposals balloting. The following major microform sets will be purchased before June 30, 2003. The list price for all approved purchases totals is $126,000. All material will be available for interlibrary loan at no charge to users at any member library.

Current Status of CRL Purchase of 1930 Census Material

The following sets of data from the 1930 United States Census were ordered by the Center during the current year:

New Materials Received By CRL - (February 2003 - April 2003)

The following materials have been received by CRL since the publication of the previous issue of Focus. OCLC record numbers are supplied as reference to more complete bibliographic information when possible; if there is no OCLC number supplied, the material is still to be processed. The Center’s holding symbol (CRL) may not yet be attached to the record cited. For more complete information on the holdings of newspapers and archival sets, search the CRLCATALOG on the Center’s website or contact the Center.

New User Brochure and Website Changeover

In its continuing efforts to make information about its collections and programs more readily available to its member and users, the Center will complete two important communications projects in coming weeks.