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.
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.
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.
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.
CRL “Pivots” to Open Access
20 Sep 2016
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.
Project Ceres Funds Five New Projects
13 May 2016
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.