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On September 29, 2014, James Simon was named CRL Vice President of Collections and Services. Simon is now responsible for CRL departments that build and care for CRL collections and that directly serve CRL members and constituencies: Access Services, Stack Management, Facilities, and Technical Services. 
CRL will digitize and expose official gazettes from several countries where the integrity of the public record may be at risk.
The Primary Source Awards recognize librarians, faculty, and researchers for innovative and creative uses of primary source materials. Nominate colleagues (or yourself) for CRL’s annual award program.
The deadline for nominations for collection purchases in the CRL FY15 Purchase Proposal Program has been extended until October 7.
SEEMP (Slavic and East European Materials Project) has acquired microfilm of the Russian satirical journal Krokodil for the years 1923–44.
CRL’s six Area Materials Projects increasingly embrace digitization as a mechanism for preservation and access.
CRL recently upgraded its Digital Delivery Systems (DDS) website. Since its initial release in 2006, new content as well as system features have been added to DDS continuously. The site now hosts 22,000 plus titles, with 5.5 million pages total, digitized from CRL collections to support advanced research and teaching by scholars at CRL member institutions.
The Grange Visitor, the official newspaper of the Michigan State Grange from 1875 to 1896, is online as a Michigan State University Digital Collection with support from Project CERES. With funding from the Center for Research Libraries, twenty-one volumes, 402 issues, and 3,239 pages are now preserved and accessible to researchers.
The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded CRL an implementation grant of $159,720 to improve monitoring and control of the temperature and humidity in CRL’s 93,750 square feet of collection storage space. This will be the latest in a series of major improvements made recently by CRL to the environment and security of its unique and valuable collections.
The Slavic and East European Materials Project (SEEMP) has acquired the Russian newspaper Zapoliar'e for the years 1971-1990.
CRL has released a short video on its Purchase Proposal Program for CRL librarians interested in cooperative collection building. This “how-to” video outlines the steps for nominations and voting.
New reviews in The Charleston Advisor, an online review of electronic resources, include Cold War Intelligence: The Secret War Between the U.S. and the USSR, 1945-1991; J.P. Morgan Research; Thomson Reuters RIA Checkpoint; and Women's Wear Daily Online.
CRL has released the findings of its preservation audit, and has certified CLOCKSS as a trustworthy digital repository. The certification applies to the repository’s ability to preserve and manage digital content deposited with CLOCKSS by participating e-journal publishers as of May 2014. 
Seven libraries became CRL members on July 1, bringing the number of CRL member institutions overall to 204.
Project Ceres—a collaboration between USAIN, AgNIC, and CRL—is funding projects that preserve print materials essential to the study of agriculture and make those materials accessible through digitization.
SEAM (Southeast Asia Materials Project) has microfilmed the years 1992–2005 of the Indonesian newspaper Harian Sore Garuda.
The Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP) recently preserved several newspapers from Somalia and Somaliland collected by the Library of Congress Field Office in Nairobi. Issues of the twenty titles span the years 1998 to 2012. 
A number of CRL staff members will attend this year’s ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, June 26–July 1, to report on, and gather input for, CRL programs.
New reviews in The Charleston Advisor, an online review of electronic resources, include several financial and government information databases: Bloomberg Professional Service; Risk Management Association eStatement Studies; and State Stats, from CQ Press.
The Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) has digitized two newspapers related to Iraq that are now available online through the CRL Catalog.