Twelve Member Libraries Contribute to Shared Purchase Program

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Contact: 
Mary Wilke - mwilke@crl.edu

With the support of twelve member libraries, CRL will acquire four microform sets through its 2016 Shared Purchase Program. The total list cost of these acquisitions, which benefit all CRL members, is $45,668.

The Shared Purchase Program, along with the Purchase Proposal Program, are cooperative collection development efforts, though which specialists at CRL libraries nominate, prioritize, and vote for CRL to acquire highly important but expensive materials. Shared Purchase Program materials are acquired with CRL seed money and funds contributed by interested CRL libraries.

CRL thanks the following libraries for contributing to this year’s Shared Purchase Program:

  • Arkansas State University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Berkeley (nominating library)
  • Carleton College
  • Kenyon College
  • University of Maryland, College Park (nominating library)
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania (nominating library)
  • Princeton University (nominating library)
  • Stanford University
  • University of Washington
  • Yale University

Generous contributions from these libraries made possible the acquisition of the following collections:

French Journals for Indochina Studies (1897-1945)

The following significant French journals for Indochina Studies are from the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

  • Bulletin de l'Amicale du personnel indigène des postes et télégraphes de la Cochinchine (1920, 1922-1925, 1927, 1928-1930, 1931-1939, 1940-1943) 
  • Annales des travaux publics de l'Indochine (1943 [I, n° 1]-[...], 1944 [II, n° 2] >) 
  • Association amicale des fonctionnaires indigènes du Gouvernement général. Procès-verbaux ["puis" Bulletin] (1931-1933, 1936-1941) 
  • Association professionnelle des "fonctionnaires" français de la garde indigène de l'Indo-Chine. Bulletin trimestriel ["puis" semestriel] (1923-1924, 1927-1930, 1931-1933, 1934-1936, 1937- 1939/06/28?.1939/06/30-1940/06) 
  • Bulletin de l'Amicale des fonctionnaires laotiens (1938) 
  • Bulletin de l'Association amicale des fonctionnaires des services commerciaux de l'Indochine (1925-1928, 1930-1931) 
  • Chambre mixte de commerce et d'agriculture du Laos. Procès-verbal... (1932, 1933-1935, 1936- 1937, 1938-1941, 1944) 
  • Bulletin de l'Asecourfi. ["puis" Organe officiel de l'Association amicale de secours mutuels des fonctionnaires indochinois] (1937-1945) 
  • Club automobile et motocycliste du Tonkin-Annam-Laos. Bulletin mensuel (1932, 1933, 1934, 1936-1938) 
  • Bulletin de la Société amicale des anciens élèves des Frères et de l'Institution Taberd. Bulletin semestriel (1897, 1912, 1914, 1916-1917) 
  • Bulletin trimestriel de l'Association amicale des fonctionnaires indigènes des Douanes et Régies de l'Indochine (1932-1933) 
  • Congrégation des Petits Fréres de Saint-Joseph de la mission de Quinhon, Annam. Constitutions (1939)

Homin Ukrainy (Echo of Ukraine), (1948-1983, 1986-2014)

This Ukrainian diaspora newspaper from Canada started in the post WWII years up to the present, covering the fall of the Soviet Union, the post-Soviet period and the current crisis. Canada has one of the largest-- if not the largest-- Ukrainian diaspora population in the word, and in the period just after WWII people were seeking their permanent places of residence.

National Thrift News (1977-1995)

National Thrift News / National Mortgage News (name changed in 1989) is available via LexisNexis from 1985 forward. However, the electronic resource does not provide the layout, photos, advertisements, staff editorial and production information that are highly valued by historians and other conducting content analysis of this important publication. This proposal covers the years 1977-1995, the prime period of the National Thrift News journalism, which also tracks the arc of the savings and loan crisis and its cleanup.

Supplements to the Bibliothek der deutschen Literatur

The two supplements to the original Bibliothek der deutschen Literatur microfiche set are held by fewer than five CRL member libraries willing to loan the fiche. The selection of titles is based on works listed in Der Taschengoedeke, an authoritative source of German first editions, compiled by Leopold Hirschberg, and the bibliography “Erstausgaben deutscher Dichtung” by Gero von Wilpert and Adolf Gühring. Description from the publisher: “350 years of German literature are now available on microfiche thanks to the Bibliothek der Deutschen Literatur (1995) and its First Supplement (1998). Containing 1,480 works by 239 authors on 2,131 microfiches, the Second Supplement of the Bibliothek der Deutschen Literatur focuses predominantly on the literature of the latter half of the 19th century.”

 

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