CRL has released the findings of its preservation audit, and has certified CLOCKSS as a trustworthy digital repository. The certification applies to the repository’s ability to preserve and manage digital content deposited with CLOCKSS by participating e-journal publishers as of May 2014.
Apr 28 2014
CIFNAL Announces Travel Stipend Winners
CIFNAL (Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections) announces that four librarians have been awarded stipends of $1,250 each to attend the 2014 AIFBD Conference August 23–26, 2014, in Limoges, France.
With the support of 17 member libraries, CRL will acquire four microform sets through its 2014 Shared Purchase Program. The total list cost of these acquisitions, which benefit all CRL members, is $42,200.
With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a vigorous overhaul of the LIBLICENSE model license is in progress under the auspices of the Center for Research Libraries.
Feb 24 2014
eDesiderata Now Customized
CRL’s eDesiderata platform, designed to provide information about and track the status of e-resources under consideration for member licensing, has a new customizing feature: meDesiderata.
The Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections (CIFNAL) will offer up to four stipends for staff members at CIFNAL institutions to attend the AIFBD Conference August 23–25 in Limoges, France.
Jan 31 2014
Recent TCA Electronic Resource Reviews
Recent reviews in The Charleston Advisor, an online review of electronic resources for libraries, include Black Freedom I: Federal Government Records, and Black Freedom II: Organizational Records and Personal Papers; Caribbean Search; Statista; Gale’s Artemis: Literary Sources, Early European Books, The First World War; and two collections in ProQuest’s History Vault: Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, and American Politics and Society from JFK to Watergate.
Jan 16 2014
Find CRL Staff at 2014 Midwinter
Some key CRL staff members will attend ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia (January 24–28) to report on and gather input for CRL programs.
Jan 16 2014
Mellon Foundation Funds CRL Archive Analysis
The Center for Research Libraries recently received funding to support international analysis and planning for archiving and strategic digitization of print journals and newspapers. CRL will use these funds to expand its collecting and analysis of data on archiving and digitization efforts in the two domains, and promote coordinated, strategic action in these areas by libraries and consortia.
Jan 8 2014
MEMP Expands Mission, Adds New Members
The Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) recently broadened its mission to incorporate digital preservation and electronic access initiatives in its regular activities. Since July 2013, five institutions have joined MEMP.
Dec 10 2013
MEMP Microfilms Kurdish Newspaper Aso
The Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) has microfilmed several years of the Kurdish newspaper Aso.