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The U.S. Government Printing Office has engaged the Center for Research Libraries to undertake an in-depth audit of FDsys, the GPO’s federal digital repository. The audit will begin in January 2013 and be concluded by September.
Voting has been extended until Tuesday, November 27, for the CRL FY2013 Purchase Proposal Program. Through this program, representatives from CRL libraries nominate and prioritize microform and reprint collections for CRL to acquire. The collections are then added to CRL holdings and are available for interlibrary loan to all CRL libraries.
New content added to Latin American, South Asian modules.
LAMP (formerly the Latin American Microform Project) funded the digitization of a collection of Puerto Rican Civil Court Cases held by the University of Connecticut.
In a recent message to CRL library directors, Bernie Reilly reported that CRL has begun to explore providing “end-to end” coverage of news content to researchers at CRL libraries. The recent CRL offers of several key news databases from Readex are a step in that direction: they provide favorable terms for access to a range of historic and current news content.
CRL has made its catalog records available to members in a variety of ways: tape loading, record sets from OCLC, and since 2006, via FTP on a quarterly schedule. Now, CRL records are also available to subscribers of Ex Libris’ Primo Central and ProQuest’s Summon.
The Cooperative African Materials Project (CAMP) has microfilmed the newspaper Mololi from Lesotho.
The July 2012 issue of The Charleston Advisor features several new reviews, including Europeana.edu, FDsys: GPO’s Federal Digital System, and Wolfram/Alpha Mobile.
LAMP and the University of Texas have duplicated 600 serials from the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.
The Southeast Asia Microform Project (SEAM) recently completed the microfilming of several years of the Malaysian newspaper Harakah.
The Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR) is now available online at http://papr.crl.edu.
CRL invites nominations for cooperative purchases in the FY2013 Purchase Proposal Program until September 30.
Scholars of American history and culture now have an important new online resource available: American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries, a digital collection of 375 popular and trade journals from CRL collections.
On July 1, 2012, CRL will begin fiscal year 2012-13 with a historic high membership of 267 institutions, including four new members.
A number of CRL staff members will attend this year’s ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, California, June 21–26, to report on, and gather input for, CRL programs.
The first portion of CRL’s purchase of the complete set of the Archivo General de Centroamérica (Central American Archives, or CAA) has been received and processed. The set is being acquired in three parts through CRL’s Purchase Proposal Program.
Since July 1, 2012, researchers at CRL libraries  have had access to the combined CRL and Linda Hall science, technology, and engineering (STE) print serials.
Why do researchers at some libraries discover and use more CRL collections than others? CRL institutions can raise scholars’ awareness of these valuable resources in a number of ways.
The German North-American Resources Partnership (GNARP), along with its partners BII and the Goethe-Institut New York, announce the two recipients of the GNARP Scholarship 2012, which will promote professional exchanges between librarians from Germany and North America.
At its recent Annual Meeting, CRL presented the results of a survey of commercially produced news databases purchased or licensed by CRL libraries.