The GNARP/WESS index to German-Language Newspapers in North America is now available at http://wess.lib.byu.edu/index.php/German-Language_Newspaper_Access_in_North_America. Institutions are encouraged to add titles and holdings relevant to German newspapers in their permanent possession.
The Cooperative Africana Microform Project (CAMP) has acquired an extensive run on microfilm of Allgemeine Zeitung (Windhoek, Namibia) from 1949 to 2007. The Allgemeine Zeitung is the oldest newspaper in Namibia, founded in 1915.
The preliminary release of the first World Newspaper Archive collection is now available for member review and comment. The release includes some 60,000 pages of El Mercurio, 1914-22.
LARRP Chair’s Report now available
10 Dec 2008
The LARRP Annual Report from chair Scott Van Jacob is now available in the LARRP workspace (accessible to LARRP members only; login required).
The Middle East in Microform: A Union List of Middle Eastern Microforms in North American Libraries is now available on the University of Washington’s Web site.
MEMP acquires the Tangier Gazette
5 Nov 2008
The Middle East Microform Project (MEMP) has acquired Tangier Gazette (variant titles include Al-Moghreb al-Aksa, Tangier Chronicle, and Morocco Gazette) for the dates 1897–1940, 1949–50.
MEMP acquires al-Quds al-Arabi
5 Nov 2008
The Middle East Microform Project (MEMP) has received microfilm reels of al-Quds al-Arabi (London) from the period 1989–93 and 1998–2007.
SAMP acquires Ceylon Times, 1863–1907
1 Oct 2008
The South Asia Microform Project (SAMP) has acquired microfilm of the Ceylon Times for the period 1863–1907. The Ceylon Times was founded in 1846, becoming Times of Ceylon in 1883 as an evening daily. It was widely read by British officials and merchants as well as Ceylon’s elite.For more details, see the CRL catalog record for this title.
LAMP becomes LAMP
15 Sep 2008
The Latin American Microform Project voted to change its name simply to LAMP, in reflection of its evolving use of digital technologies to serve its original purpose.
The Summer 2008 issue of FOCUS on Global Resources highlights CRL’s collection of nearly 800,000 non-U.S., non-Canadian dissertations. The issue contains: Links to doctoral research produced by Nobel laureates Links to doctoral research produced by notable scholars A scholar’s observations on the “importance and uniqueness” of the collection Notes on changing patterns in access To view this and past issues of FOCUS, visit: http://www.crl.edu/focus/
In June, 2008, CRL surpassed one million pages already digitized for scholars at member libraries. The milestone figure represents the digital conversion of more than 7,500 items to date, all discoverable through the CRL catalog as well as OCLC’s Worldcat.
CRL and Readex team up for the World Newspaper Archive
SAMP acquires Rahbar-i Dakan
14 May 2008
The South Asia Microform Project (SAMP) announces the availability of Rahbar-i Dakan, one of the most influential Urdu papers published in India, for the period 1925–46. SAMP preserved the rare and fragile paper from the collection of the Urdu Documentation Centre in Hyderabad. For more details, see the CRL catalog record for this title.
With the support of 18 member institutions, CRL is acquiring five major microfilm sets through its 2008 Shared Purchase Program. (See below for the names of the 18 members.) The total list cost of these acquisitions, which will benefit all CRL members, is $44,058.
The University of Connecticut’s Thomas J. Dodd Research Center and Human Rights Institute is hosting a symposium entitled “Human Rights Archives and Documentation: Transforming Ideas into Practice,” March 3–4, 2008. Cosponsored by CRL’s Global Resources Network and Columbia University’s Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research, the conference will bring together archivists, librarians, and human rights scholars together to address specific needs and unique issues in human rights documentation and to create strategies for the future.
LARRP Subscription to LAPOP
24 Jan 2008
Members of the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP) now have the option of subscribing to the Americas Barometer Surveys, produced by the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP). LAPOP has developed a treasure trove of public opinion surveys about political attitudes and behaviors through years of polling in Latin America and the Caribbean. These surveys are of great interest to social scientists, Latin Americanists, government officials, civil society organizations, and interested citizens.
Videos of conference presentations are available on Columbia University’s web site.
Sponsored by CRL's Global Resources Network, Columbia University’s Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research, and the University of Texas Libraries, the conference focused on "Human Rights Archives and Documentation: Meeting the Needs of Research, Teaching, Advocacy, and Justice," and was held at Columbia University’s Kellogg Conference Center in New York City.