Global Resources Forum

The Global Resources Forum is a set of activities and resources that evolved from CRL's tradition of cooperative collection-building efforts. It provides a framework for sharing critical information among members of the CRL community to support informed, strategic local decisions on investing in digital collections and services and controlling the costs of managing physical collections.

Programs & Collaborations

Collaborative initiatives that support international studies through the preservation of knowledge and exchange of information about source materials.


Programming for CRL libraries through webcasts, teleconferences, and meetings that share critical information for collection-management decision making.

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Assessments and reviews of major databases and collections by specialists in the CRL community.

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Sustainability analyses of database publishers and research repositories.

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Data & Tools

Aggregated data and analytical tools that support collection management analysis.

Topic Guides

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Selected CRL resources and essays that survey current challenges of collecting primary source materials in various subject areas.