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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The Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP) has microfilmed a collection of unpublished speeches by Mangosuthu G. Buthelezi, the South African Zulu politician and founder of the Inkatha Freedom Party, from 1972 to 1978.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.
The Center for Research Libraries will purchase twelve valuable microform and reprint collections through this year’s Purchase Proposal Program, with a list price value of $181,848. These sets will soon be available through interlibrary loan from CRL.
The Middle East Microform Project (MEMP) recently microfilmed the July–December 2011 issues of the Egyptian newspaper al-Tahrir, named after the recent uprising in Tahrir Square. MEMP recently approved funding for the microfilming of all 2012 issues as well.
The October 2012 issue (V14N2) of The Charleston Advisor, an online review of electronic resources for libraries, features several new reviews, including: Cambridge Histories Online; Index Islamicus; Slavery, Abolition, and Social Justice; World Geography and Culture Online; a “CRL Reports” article by CRL President Bernie Reilly on text-mining, and more.
Do you know a colleague, faculty member, or graduate student deserving special recognition for his or her work with primary source materials? Consider nominating them for a Primary Source Award!
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.