Voting Now Open for CRL Purchase of New Collections

Yi Shi Bao (益世报), a title in the FY2014 purchase proposal ballot

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Mary Wilke -

CRL’s Purchase Proposal Program is a key annual activity for building CRL collections. Member libraries nominate and vote on microform and hard copy collections, which are often too costly or esoteric for individual institutions to acquire, for CRL purchase.

A total of 18 microform and print sets nominated by members are on this year's ballot. Titles include: Records of the U.S. Indian Claims Commission from NARA; Records of the U.S. Nuremberg War Crimes Trials; and numerous newspapers and journals such as Argentinisches Tageblatt, Deutsche La Plata Zeitung, and Yi Shi Bao

This year's Purchase Proposal ballot offers richer features for member input on the newly implemented eDesiderata platform. The designated contacts from each CRL voting member institution can cast votes online, and then revise their votes at any time until the extended ballot closing date: Tuesday, November 26. Additionally, this year other collection development librarians (as identified through CRL’s Contact Information System) may review and comment on the ballot using their CRL Login.

For questions or assistance, please contact Mary Wilke, Member Liaison & Outreach Services Director (, 773-955-4545 x351).