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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.
CRL and partners continue their support for preservation and digtiization of historical agricultural publications through Project CERES
CRL libraries are helping grow and strengthen the print journal holdings maintained under the Global Resources Partnership in Science, Technology and Engineering, to ensure the availability of knowledge resources vital to research and learning.
CRL and the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology (LHL) have recently completed the first round of strategic digitization of serials jointly held by the two organizations. 
The Demand Purchase program is a key service through which CRL acquires materials identified by researchers that may be costly, difficult to obtain, or beyond the scope of local collection policies. Patrons at CRL institutions may request materials from CRL in specific categories--foreign dissertations, newspapers, and archival material--with a maximum expenditure of $2,000 per patron per year.
CRL's new focus on digitization of Latin American materials has begun to expose a wealth of resources for cultural and political studies.
A number of CRL staff members will attend this year’s ALA Midwinter Conference in Atlanta, January 20-24, to report on, and gather input for, CRL programs.
CRL voting member libraries have approved CRL acquisition of six valuable microform collections through the 2016 Purchase Proposal Program, with a list price value of $138,643. The collections will be available through interlibrary loan from CRL.
New funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable CRL and international partners to expand access to source materials for area and international studies. 
Readex's metadata for digitized newspapers provides valuable data on publication history and product coverage in key databases for academic research.
Now in its fifth year, CRL's Global Resources Partnership in Science, Technology, and Engineering continues to expand benefits to CRL member libraries.
At CRL’s 2016 Council of Voting Members meeting the question was posed, “Should more CRL digital resources be Open Access?” Attendees said yes and CRL’s Board of Directors agreed. 
CRL digitization recently reached another milestone: over 25,000 titles digitized from CRL collections are now hosted on CRL's DDS platform, available to researchers at CRL member institutions.
The Collections and Services Policy Committee plays a critical role in reviewing and proposing broad directions for CRL collections strategy.
Project Ceres grants a total of $48,839.43 to projects from five universities. 
At the April 14 meeting of CRL’s Council of Voting Members, delegates from CRL libraries  elected  new members of the Board of Directors, approved a budget for the coming fiscal year and authorized new digital directions for CRL.  
With the support of twelve member libraries, CRL will acquire four microform sets through its 2016 Shared Purchase Program.
LLMC, through its partnership with CRL, recently completed the digitization of the full set of New York state Senate and Assembly Journals.
Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, recently provided CRL with title and issue records from content in the digital newspaper collections available on the Gale NewsVault platform, for exposure in CRL’s ICON database.
CRL digitization recently reached another  milestone: over seven million pages of items digitized from CRL collections are now available to CRL members.