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The Collections and Services Policy Committee plays a critical role in reviewing and proposing broad directions for CRL collections strategy.
Project Ceres grants a total of $48,839.43 to projects from five universities. 
At the April 14 meeting of CRL’s Council of Voting Members, delegates from CRL libraries  elected  new members of the Board of Directors, approved a budget for the coming fiscal year and authorized new digital directions for CRL.  
With the support of twelve member libraries, CRL will acquire four microform sets through its 2016 Shared Purchase Program.
LLMC, through its partnership with CRL, recently completed the digitization of the full set of New York state Senate and Assembly Journals.
Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, recently provided CRL with title and issue records from content in the digital newspaper collections available on the Gale NewsVault platform, for exposure in CRL’s ICON database.
CRL digitization recently reached another  milestone: over seven million pages of items digitized from CRL collections are now available to CRL members.
CRL and the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology (LHL) recently expanded the terms of the Global Resources Partnership in Science, Technology, and Engineering to encompass strategic digitization of serials jointly held by the two organizations. 
TRAIL has now digitized over 5,000 technical reports produced by the Atomic Energy Commission, many of which were produced by the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State.
The deadline for nominating collections for purchase by CRL under the FY17 Purchase Proposal Program is September 30, 2016.
The Center for Research Libraries will purchase seven valuable microform collections through this year’s Purchase Proposal Program, with a list price value of $192,215. These sets will soon be available through interlibrary loan from CRL.
The deadline for nominations for collection purchases in the CRL FY16 Purchase Proposal Program is September 30, 2015.
CRL's digitization of foreign official gazettes will expose imrpotant documentation of non-transparent and "corrupt" governments. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
Project Ceres—a collaboration between USAIN, AgNIC, and CRL—is funding projects that preserve print materials essential to the study of agriculture and make those materials accessible through digitization.