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CRL will host several events in conjunction with ALA’s Annual Conference in Chicago, including a Global Resources Roundtable, a Print Archiving Network Forum, and tours of CRL’s facility in Hyde Park.
At its recent Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors of the Center for Research Libraries welcomed three new members and elected officers for the upcoming year.
The recent transition of the North East Research Library Consortium (NERL) from Yale University to the Center for Research Libraries creates a career opportunity to contribute to the rapidly expanding field of electronic resource acquisition and licensing as the NERL Program Director at CRL.
TRAIL continues to add content to its collection of digitized U.S. government technical reports. 
CRL and the North East Research Libraries Consortium (NERL), a nonprofit program operating under the auspices of Yale University, have come to an agreement to relocate NERL operations to CRL.  NERL licenses major online products on behalf of 28 member academic research libraries and approximately 80 affiliates, and will be managed as a cooperative program under the CRL organizational umbrella.
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) conducted an assessment of African newspapers online to determine the extent to which web-based news sources will support African studies and research.
In September 2012, the Government Printing Office engaged CRL to undertake an audit of FDsys, the GPO’s digital repository for U.S. federal government publications. In December, the GPO terminated its contract with CRL for the audit because of the federal budgetary constraints connected with the “fiscal cliff” and subsequent sequestration.
Beginning March 1, LHL will begin digitizing single volumes of their open monograph collection to fulfill requests from scholars at CRL libraries.
The Center for Research Libraries has published the findings of its preservation audit, certifying Scholars Portal as a trustworthy digital repository for e-journal content.
The Southeast Asia Microform Project (SEAM) has microfilmed issues of Radar Bogor from 1999 to 2011.
The January 2013 issue (V14N3) of The Charleston Advisor, an online review of electronic resources for libraries, features several new reviews, including: Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO), Oxford Scholarship Online, The Vogue Archive, PrivCo, and more.
CRL recently nominated two new representatives of CRL libraries to serve on the Advisory Board for Gale’s Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
The Slavic and East European Microform Project (SEEMP) has acquired the complete run of the Polish newspaper Ilustrowany Kuryer Codzienny.
LAMP collaborated with several Brazilian institutions to preserve archival material related to the life of Abdias do Nascimento (1914–2011), an important Afro-Brazilian artist, activist, scholar, and politician.
As of January 1, 2013, CRL’s FY 2012-13 membership total has reached a historic high of 270, which includes eight newly enrolled members.
The Middle East Microform Project (MEMP) has microfilmed two years of the newspaper Iraq Times, filling a gap in CRL’s collections, so that CRL now holds Iraq Times from January 1948 to May 1964.
On January 1, 2013, the Center for Research Libraries assumed responsibility for maintenance and further development of the JISC Academic Database Assessment Tool (ADAT), created and previously maintained by JISC Collections. 
The Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP) has microfilmed a collection of unpublished speeches by Mangosuthu G. Buthelezi, the South African Zulu politician and founder of the Inkatha Freedom Party, from 1972 to 1978.
Some key CRL staff members will attend ALA Midwinter in Seattle to report on and gather input for CRL programs.
The Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP) has preserved several Liberian newspapers published since 2000. These newspapers represent the viewpoints of various factions during Liberia’s civil war and its aftermath.