SAMP acquires Ceylon Times, 1863–1907
1 Oct 2008
The South Asia Microform Project (SAMP) has acquired microfilm of the Ceylon Times for the period 1863–1907. The Ceylon Times was founded in 1846, becoming Times of Ceylon in 1883 as an evening daily. It was widely read by British officials and merchants as well as Ceylon’s elite.For more details, see the CRL catalog record for this title.
LAMP becomes LAMP
15 Sep 2008
The Latin American Microform Project voted to change its name simply to LAMP, in reflection of its evolving use of digital technologies to serve its original purpose.
The Summer 2008 issue of FOCUS on Global Resources highlights CRL’s collection of nearly 800,000 non-U.S., non-Canadian dissertations. The issue contains: Links to doctoral research produced by Nobel laureates Links to doctoral research produced by notable scholars A scholar’s observations on the “importance and uniqueness” of the collection Notes on changing patterns in access To view this and past issues of FOCUS, visit: http://www.crl.edu/focus/
In June, 2008, CRL surpassed one million pages already digitized for scholars at member libraries. The milestone figure represents the digital conversion of more than 7,500 items to date, all discoverable through the CRL catalog as well as OCLC’s Worldcat.
CRL and Readex team up for the World Newspaper Archive
SAMP acquires Rahbar-i Dakan
14 May 2008
The South Asia Microform Project (SAMP) announces the availability of Rahbar-i Dakan, one of the most influential Urdu papers published in India, for the period 1925–46. SAMP preserved the rare and fragile paper from the collection of the Urdu Documentation Centre in Hyderabad. For more details, see the CRL catalog record for this title.
With the support of 18 member institutions, CRL is acquiring five major microfilm sets through its 2008 Shared Purchase Program. (See below for the names of the 18 members.) The total list cost of these acquisitions, which will benefit all CRL members, is $44,058.
The University of Connecticut’s Thomas J. Dodd Research Center and Human Rights Institute is hosting a symposium entitled “Human Rights Archives and Documentation: Transforming Ideas into Practice,” March 3–4, 2008. Cosponsored by CRL’s Global Resources Network and Columbia University’s Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research, the conference will bring together archivists, librarians, and human rights scholars together to address specific needs and unique issues in human rights documentation and to create strategies for the future.
LARRP Subscription to LAPOP
24 Jan 2008
Members of the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP) now have the option of subscribing to the Americas Barometer Surveys, produced by the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP). LAPOP has developed a treasure trove of public opinion surveys about political attitudes and behaviors through years of polling in Latin America and the Caribbean. These surveys are of great interest to social scientists, Latin Americanists, government officials, civil society organizations, and interested citizens.
Videos of conference presentations are available on Columbia University’s web site.
Sponsored by CRL's Global Resources Network, Columbia University’s Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research, and the University of Texas Libraries, the conference focused on "Human Rights Archives and Documentation: Meeting the Needs of Research, Teaching, Advocacy, and Justice," and was held at Columbia University’s Kellogg Conference Center in New York City.
The Center for Research Libraries has digitized the initial 10 years (1908-17) of Dziennik Zwiazkowy, a Polish-language newspaper published in Chicago, and is making it Internet-accessible to researchers at CRL member institutions and a number of Illinois public libraries as part of CRL’s growing corpus of electronic resources. See Digital Collections.
CRL nominated for UK Preservation Award.
19 Jul 2007
CRL's work with the Digital Curation Center (DCC), nestor, and Digital Preservation Europe has resulted in a joint nomination for an award by the UK's Institute of Conservation for extraordinary work in the field of conservation.
CRL has been awarded a $350,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation and Access grant to support the next phase of the International Coalition on Newspapers (ICON) project.
Global Resources Spring Newsletter Available
17 Apr 2007
This issue highlights recent activities of the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP). Articles describe the portal that provides access to social science reports from Peru and other countries, and the advantages and examples of the distributed collecting efforts of LARRP.
A report analyzing Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member library cataloging data in the OCLC WorldCat database presents evidence of changing patterns of collecting books with foreign imprints. This analysis of book records and holdings in WorldCat finds that the overlap of global book collections among ARL libraries is not as extensive as expected. The analysis found that, on average: • For all countries combined, fewer than five ARL libraries own copies of any foreign-imprint book represented in WorldCat.
CRL is pleased to announce the results of this year's Shared Purchase Program.
Library System Upgrade
27 Feb 2007
During the next six months, CRL will upgrade its integrated library system (ILS) from a character-based legacy system to Innovative Interfaces’s Millennium. The upgrade will advance CRL’s digital delivery effort and the strategic directions adopted by the Board.