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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.
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.
The Center for Research Libraries is pleased to announce the FY2007 Shared Purchase Program.
Mark your calendar: CRL's upcoming Annual Council of Voting Members is scheduled for April 19-20th in Chicago.
This issue highlights CRL resources and activities in support of scholarly research on Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The articles include a profile of the Slavic and East European Microform Project (SEEMP); human rights activities that document recent conflicts in the region; and highlights of CRL collections and resources that support research and teaching.
The Latin American Microform Project (LAMP) has acquired the microfilm of the oldest daily newspaper of Sao Paulo, for Jan 1, 1929–July 31, 1963.
Nominations are being accepted for next year’s Purchase Proposal Ballot via the online nomination page. The user name and password have been sent to each institution’s Purchase Proposal contact.
CRL contributed the 71 millionth record to the Online Computer Library Center’s WorldCat catalog and received a "Gold Record" plaque to mark the event.
The Center for Research Libraries announces the FY2007 Purchase Proposal Ballot. CRL is pleased to share a detailed list of items on this year's Purchase Proposal Ballot. Voting members have until November 17, 2006 to return their ballot. If you have questions about the Purchase Proposal Program, please contact Mary Wilke.
The Fall 2006 Focus newsletter highlights the International Coalition on Newspapers and marks the 50th Anniversary of the Foreign Newspaper Microfilm Project. Also: news aggregators, news archiving, and recent CRL acquisitions.
MARC 21 electronic records from CRL's catalog are now available for downloading. All of these records are free of charge to our members.
The Summer 2006 Focus newsletter highlights a pair of Women’s Studies research projects—including the Modern Girl Around the World project at the University of Washington—that have mined CRL resources.
Nominations currently are being accepted for the FY07 Purchase Proposal Program. All CRL member institutions are eligible to nominate materials for this cooperative acquisition program, which last year acquired 14 collections valued at $195,505.
CRL is pleased to announce the results of this year's Shared Purchase Program.
The Winter 2005-06 issue of the Focus newsletter highlights Center efforts to promote robust auditing and certification practices in the evaluation of digital archives and repositories.
This issue focuses on recent activities and projects of the German-North American Resources Partnership (GNARP) of the Global Resources Network.
CRL has received inquiries from a number of libraries about making its records available for loading into member OPACs. We have put together a FAQ based on those inquiries. For more information, please contact Amy Wood, Director of Technical Services.
CRL’s Annual Meeting, April 27-28th in Chicago, featured forums on expanding the scope and diversity of the Global Resources Network and integrating digital technology into CRL operations and services.
Please join the Center’s board and staff in welcoming the University of Pennsylvania as a new Voting member, effective January 1, 2006. Founded by Benjamin Franklin, “Penn” is an Ivy League school located in Philadelphia.