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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.
At its recent Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors of the Center for Research Libraries welcomed one new board member and re-elected three current board members to second terms.  
CIFNAL (Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections) announces that four librarians have been awarded stipends of $1,250 each to attend the 2014 AIFBD Conference August 23–26, 2014, in Limoges, France.
With the support of 17 member libraries, CRL will acquire four microform sets through its 2014 Shared Purchase Program. The total list cost of these acquisitions, which benefit all CRL members, is $42,200.
With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a vigorous overhaul of the LIBLICENSE model license is in progress under the auspices of the Center for Research Libraries.
CRL’s eDesiderata platform, designed to provide information about and track the status of e-resources under consideration for member licensing, has a new customizing feature: meDesiderata.
The Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections (CIFNAL) will offer up to four stipends for staff members at CIFNAL institutions to attend the AIFBD Conference August 23–25 in Limoges, France.
Recent reviews in The Charleston Advisor, an online review of electronic resources for libraries, include Black Freedom I: Federal Government Records, and Black Freedom II: Organizational Records and Personal Papers; Caribbean Search; Statista; Gale’s Artemis: Literary Sources, Early European Books, The First World War; and two collections in ProQuest’s History Vault: Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, and American Politics and Society from JFK to Watergate.
The Center for Research Libraries recently received funding to support international analysis and planning for archiving and strategic digitization of print journals and newspapers. CRL will use these funds to expand its collecting and analysis of data on archiving and digitization efforts in the two domains, and promote coordinated, strategic action in these areas by libraries and consortia.