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Over the last several months CRL has undertaken several major upgrades to the facility.  These projects represent the culmination of a multi-year initiative focused on improving the Center’s preservation environment, and increasing energy efficiency.   
CAMP (Cooperative Africana Materials Project) has microfilmed issues of the Rwandan newspaper Imvaho Nshya from 2001-2013.
LARRP (Latin Americanist Research Resources Project) has provided funding to the recently launched Digital Archive of Latin American and Caribbean Ephemera, which is hosted at Princeton University.
Marianne Mason, the TRAIL project's Member Representative from the University of Iowa, has been appointed to the Depository Library Council.
CIFNAL, the Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections, has awarded travel stipends for travel for librarians to travel to an international conference.
The Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) and the South Asia Materials Project (SAMP) contributed funds for the preservation of seventeen newspaper and serial titles published in Afghanistan.
With support from seven member libraries, CRL will acquire three newspaper microform sets through its 2015 Shared Purchase Program. The total list cost of these acquisitions, which benefit all CRL members, is $69,446.      
The jointly-developed policies help advise and steer collection development priorities for the Global Resources STE Partnership.
CRL and LLMC's ongoing work to scan house and senate assembly journals from all 50 states have resulted in a rich trove of resources for historical and legal study.
The deadline has been extended until April 15, 2015 for applications for the CIFNAL International Travel Stipend for 2015.
LLMC (Law Library Microform Consortium) has digitized a collection of early legal publications from Myanmar (Burma).  The material covers 1872-1955.
The Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) has microfilmed several Iraqi newspapers published in Baghdad after the 2003 invasion.
This year’s annual Global Resources Collections Forum, to be webcast in April from the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, will feature new developments in CRL acquisitions and licensing.
LARRP (Latin Americanist Research Resources Project) has provided funding to support the digitization of the 1936 issues of the Puerto Rican newspaper El Mundo.
The Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP) has microfilmed issues from 1979-1990 of the Nigerian newsmagazine Times International.
CRL's ongoing Global Resources Law Partnership preserves, digitizes and provides access to critical primary source government and legal publications.
The Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections (CIFNAL) will offer up to four stipends for staff members at CIFNAL institutions to travel to conferences.
MEMP (Middle East Materials Project) has microfilmed issues of the London daily newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi for May 2010 - December 2013.
Some key CRL staff members will attend ALA Midwinter in Chicago (January 30–February 5) to report on and gather input for CRL programs.
The Center for Research Libraries will purchase six valuable microform and reprint collections through this year’s Purchase Proposal Program, with a list price value of $220,987. These sets will soon be available through interlibrary loan from CRL.