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CRL and Open Access
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.
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.
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.
CRL's partner LLMC recently implemented a new viewer to support intuitive browsing and navigation at the document level.
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).
The Global Press Archive Charter Alliance will digitize and make available to all CRL member institutions 4.5 million pages of recent international newspaper content, with a significant portion of material to be made available in Open Access.
CRL voting member libraries have approved the acquisition of five primary source collections with an estimated list price value of $218,070. Once acquired, the collections will be available through interlibrary loan from CRL.
The Center for Research Libraries is the recipient of a major grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to support planning for the next phase of the World Digital Library.
CRL supports research and teaching through digitization of timely, critical primary resources for scholars at CRL member institutions. 
CRL's premiere collection of executive branch serial documents issued by Brazil’s government is now fully searchable and downloadable.
Since 2010, CRL and LLMC's Global Resources Law Partnership has vastly expanded access to U.S. State and Candian Province legislative resources. 
CRL and the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology (LHL) have digitized several historical automotive serials in the second round of cooperative strategic digitization of serials jointly held by the two organizations.
CRL staff members will be available at ALA's 2018 Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO, for questions on CRL programs.
CRL voting member libraries have approved the acquisition of ten microform, reprint, and CD/DVD collections through the 2018 Purchase Proposal Program. List price value $132,538 (depending on the exchange rate). Once acquired, the collections will be available through interlibrary loan from CRL.  
Member libraries can now download, manage, and update records for CRL's eResources from Worldshare Collection Manager, enabling local discovery and access.
A number of CRL staff members will attend this year’s American Library Association Annual Conference to report on and gather input for CRL programs.