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New members and officers elected to CRL Board of Directors for 2012–13.
The April 2012 issue (V13N4) of The Charleston Advisor, an online review of electronic resources for libraries, includes a special section devoted to Islam and Middle Eastern e-Resources, as well as a comparative review of five scholarly Open Access publishers, and more.
CRL and the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering, and Technology have entered into a strategic partnership to preserve and develop historical research collections in the fields of science, technology and engineering.
CRL has negotiated with Gale Cengage highly favorable and unprecedented terms for CRL library purchase of the first four collection modules of the NCCO database.
CRL recently released a short video on how to borrow from CRL for interlibrary loan librarians. This six-minute tutorial also explores digital collections, terms of access, searching CRL’s online catalog, and member programs such as Demand Purchase.
The South Asia Microform Project (SAMP) has microfilmed six years of the newspaper D’avat, which was published in New Delhi, India.
CAMP has microfilmed the Senegal publications Siggi and Taxaw.
The Middle East Microform Project (MEMP) has microfilmed five Iraqi newspapers published since 2003.
A partnership between CRL and the Law Library Microform Consortium is digitizing and archiving a significant number of legal publications to support historical research.
The January 2012 issue (V13N3) of The Charleston Advisor, an online review of electronic resources for libraries, features a comparative review of a variety of online tools that facilitate fair use decisions, as well as reviews of Middle East Newsstand, OECD iLibrary, Business Analyst Online, and more.
SEAM has microfilmed more than ten years of this title from Jayapura, West Papua, Indonesia.
CRL announces the release of World Newspaper Archive–Latin American Newspapers, Series 2. This new module will provide more than 1.2 million fully searchable pages of newspapers published in Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
MEMP recently completed a long-standing project to microfilm CRL’s holdings of several Turkish newspapers from the 1940s and ’50s.
Five new institutions have joined the Technical Report Archive & Image Library project since November 2011.
CRL recently completed cataloging its extensive Foreign Official Gazette collection, holdings of which date from 1665 and represent 161 countries.
After 15 years at Yale University, the LIBLICENSE project (including the liblicense-l discussion group and the website) has moved to the Center for Research Libraries, which now hosts and supports the site.
CRL, CRKN, and JISC Collections will combine expertise and resources to improve access to primary source databases.
For a second year, the GNARP Scholarship will assist librarians participating in professional exchanges between North America and German-speaking areas in Europe. The amount of the stipend is $1,200.
The CRL community has reached a historic high of 264 institutions, with the recent addition of three new members.
The Center for Research Libraries will purchase several new items for this year’s Purchase Proposal Program, with a total list price value of $339,469.