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Latin American Newspapers approaches 50% completion; member access fees begin July 1, 2009.
The Librarian Exchange Working Group (LEWG) of the German-North American Resources Partnership (GNARP) has surveyed GNARP's members to make available a list of North American research institutions that are willing to host library interns from German-speaking countries.  Results of the survey of of internship opportunities are available online here.
In accordance with a recently signed memorandum of understanding between CIFNAL and the Digital Library of the Caribbean (http://www.dloc.com), the goal of this project is to work together to improve and increase electronic access to francophone documents. These may represent collections located in the French Caribbean or collections located outside of the French Caribbean with a focus on this region.
The Latin American Microform Project (LAMP) has completed filming of rare Paraguayan newspapers from the collection of the University of Connecticut. The four titles (La Opinión, La Patria, El Pueblo, and La Unión) were published in Asunción in the 1890s, during the early days of rule by the Partido Colorado (founded in 1887). The papers represent the divergent opinions of the two dominant political parties during the first Colorado Era.
With the expanding geographic reach of CRL's membership, engaging member institutions in our governance is a growing challenge. This year members will participate in a webinar to elect new CRL Board members and review the proposed annual budget.
Thank you to all the members who participated! CRL's entire membership benefits from your contributions.
The Bodleian Library of Commonwealth & African Studies at Rhodes House is the newest international member of the Cooperative Africana Microform Project (CAMP). International membership allows institutions abroad to access CAMP’s microfilm collections (provided they support the costs of shipping).
Librarians and library staff from CRL member institutions are invited to participate in a CRL collections and facility tour during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago in July.
Latin American Newspapers, the initial collection in the World Newspaper Archive (WNA) now contains four titles for searching and browsing. In addition to the first-released Mercurio from Chile, we now have available an extensive run of O Estado de Sao Paulo (1876-1914).
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.
The World Newspaper Archive advisory committee recommends Africa, South Asia, and Eastern Europe for future conversion.
ProQuest will introduce a new collection in the ProQuest American Periodicals Series Online, "American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries", which will contain full text and full-color scans of nearly three million pages of CRL journal content focusing on special interest and general magazines from the 19th through the early 20th century.
The GNARP/WESS index to German-Language Newspapers in North America is now available at http://wess.lib.byu.edu/index.php/German-Language_Newspaper_Access_in_North_America. Institutions are encouraged to add titles and holdings relevant to German newspapers in their permanent possession.
The Cooperative Africana Microform Project (CAMP) has acquired an extensive run on microfilm of Allgemeine Zeitung (Windhoek, Namibia) from 1949 to 2007. The Allgemeine Zeitung is the oldest newspaper in Namibia, founded in 1915.
Sindhi literary monthly, 1967-1983
The preliminary release of the first World Newspaper Archive collection is now available for member review and comment. The release includes some 60,000 pages of El Mercurio, 1914-22.
The LARRP Annual Report from chair Scott Van Jacob is now available in the LARRP workspace (accessible to LARRP members only; login required).
The Middle East in Microform: A Union List of Middle Eastern Microforms in North American Libraries is now available on the University of Washington’s Web site.
The Middle East Microform Project (MEMP) has acquired Tangier Gazette (variant titles include Al-Moghreb al-Aksa, Tangier Chronicle, and Morocco Gazette) for the dates 1897–1940, 1949–50.
The Middle East Microform Project (MEMP) has received microfilm reels of al-Quds al-Arabi (London) from the period 1989–93 and 1998–2007.