This debut issue of the Global Resources newsletter reflects the vision and commitment of a newly formed partnership composed of the Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). The newsletter features a preview of upcoming GRN activities and an update on each of the projects.
Formed in April 2004, the partnership has developed a strategic plan to fulfill the goals of the Global Resources Network (GRN), an AAU/ARL program whose goals are to expand access to international resources not currently available to North American students and scholars, and to make GRN collections more interdependent and complementary through coordinated acquisition and access. Six Projects under the GRN umbrella are:
- Cooperative African Newspapers Project
- Digital South Asia Library Project
- German-North American Resources Partnership
- Japan Project
- Latin Americanist Research Resources Project
- Southeast Asia Indexing Project.