CRL welcomes representatives of member libraries to vote in this year’s CRL Purchase Proposal Program. Voting on CRL acquisition of major microform and reprint collections is open until Friday, November 21.
Oct 21 2014
CSPC Appoints Five New Members
New members bring diverse backgrounds and deep expertise to primary governance committee on CRL collections.
On September 29, 2014, James Simon was named CRL Vice President of Collections and Services. Simon is now responsible for CRL departments that build and care for CRL collections and that directly serve CRL members and constituencies: Access Services, Stack Management, Facilities, and Technical Services.
CRL will digitize and expose official gazettes from several countries where the integrity of the public record may be at risk.
The deadline for nominations for collection purchases in the CRL FY15 Purchase Proposal Program has been extended until October 7.
The Primary Source Awards recognize librarians, faculty, and researchers for innovative and creative uses of primary source materials. Nominate colleagues (or yourself) for CRL’s annual award program.
SEEMP (Slavic and East European Materials Project) has acquired microfilm of the Russian satirical journal Krokodil for the years 1923–44.
Sep 22 2014
CRL Supports AMPs’ Digital Turn
CRL’s six Area Materials Projects increasingly embrace digitization as a mechanism for preservation and access.
The Grange Visitor, the official newspaper of the Michigan State Grange from 1875 to 1896, is online as a Michigan State University Digital Collection with support from Project CERES. With funding from the Center for Research Libraries, twenty-one volumes, 402 issues, and 3,239 pages are now preserved and accessible to researchers.
Sep 15 2014
Digital Delivery System Upgraded
CRL recently upgraded its Digital Delivery Systems (DDS) website. Since its initial release in 2006, new content as well as system features have been added to DDS continuously. The site now hosts 22,000 plus titles, with 5.5 million pages total, digitized from CRL collections to support advanced research and teaching by scholars at CRL member institutions.