Effective January 1, 2009, Monash University is the newest contributing member of the Global Resources Network. Monash joins CRL member institutions and supporters of the Network in the collaborative effort to expand and enhance access to international scholarly resources.
Located in Melbourne, Australia—with eight campuses worldwide including sites in Malaysia and South Africa—Monash University enrolls more than 55,000 students from more than 130 countries. As Australia's most international research-intensive university, Monash and its faculty and scholars will benefit directly from membership in the extended Global Resources Network of institutions focused on cooperative collection development, access and preservation. GRN members share and benefit from information vital to the support of higher education research and teaching. Topics of past Global Resources forums and newsletters include access to electronic news resources, digitization of primary source collections, and the preservation of traditional and electronic human rights documentation.
The CRL Global Resources Network engages institutions in creating access strategies and coordinated collection efforts to ensure the continued availability of a wealth and diversity of resources to scholars worldwide. CRL provides administrative, technical, legal, financial management, and communications support for the activities of the GRN and related projects. Such projects include:
- Cooperative African Newspapers Project (AFRINUL)
- Collaborative Initiative for French and North American Libraries (CIFNAL)
- Digital South Asia Library (DSAL)
- German-North American Resources Partnership (GNARP)
- Human Rights Archives and Documentation Program
- International Coalition on Newspapers (ICON)
- Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP)