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25 Oct 2019

CRL salutes International Open Access Week by recognizing a history of commitment to making primary sources collections openly accessible.
CRL announces a partnership making collections of historical source materials from the South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) openly available on JSTOR at saoa.crl.edu.
CIFNAL (the Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections) and GNARP (German-North American Resources Partnership) announce that travel stipends will be made available for their members to attend the New Shape of Sharing: Networks, Expertise, Information forum to be held in Fiesole, Italy, May 2020.
Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers has been released as the first Open Access collection coming out of the Global Press Archive (GPA) CRL Charter Alliance, a multi-year, flagship collaboration between CRL and East View Information Services. The collection, ultimately comprising 500,000 pages from hundreds of titles published in China between 1912 and 1949, is hosted on East View’s GPA platform.
Infrastructure and interface enhancements to the PAPR registry will enable addition of more serials records from repositories recommended by the community, such as JSTOR, HathiTrust, and Scholar’s Portal.
CRL invites representatives of CRL voting member libraries to nominate and vote for collections through the Purchase Proposal Program. The deadline is September 30, 2019.
Project Ceres—a collaboration between USAIN, AgNIC, and CRL—funds eight digitization projects for 2019-2020.
The PAN Forum on shared print activities met Friday, June 21, 2019, in Washington, DC, followed by a meeting of the Partnership for Shared Book Collections. Presentations updated aproximately 100 attendees about shared print programs. 
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) recently published an updated version of the “Model Licensing Terms and Specifications for Data Resources".
The Law Library Microform Consortium (LLMC) has assembled from various sources and digitized Official Gazettes from several jurisdictions in Africa.
The Center for Research Libraries welcomes new members to its board of directors.
CRL has been awarded a planning grant from the MacArthur Foundation to develop an operable strategy for preserving recent Mexican human rights documentation.
Center for Research Libraries announces that its board of directors has appointed Gregory Eow as president.
CRL's commitment to Open Access investment in digitization now includes more than 1.2 million pages of Latin American newspapers available worldwide via CRL’s Digital Delivery System.
TRAIL member representative Laura Sare of Texas A&M University has been appointed to the Depository Library Council (DLC).
CRL's partner LLMC recently implemented a new viewer to support intuitive browsing and navigation at the document level.
CRL welcomes new members for FY2019
Thanks to support from two member libraries, CRL will acquire two collections through its 2019 Shared Purchase Program.
The Southeast Asia Materials Project (SEAM) recently preserved several newspapers from Indonesia.
SAMP has digitized two rare and valuable Gujarati women's journals: Strī bodh (issues from 1858-1941) and Sundarī subodha (issues from 1904-1923).