May 13 2009
WNA Latin American Newspapers update
Latin American Newspapers approaches 50% completion; member access fees begin July 1, 2009.
Apr 24 2009
LAMP acquires rare Paraguayan newspapers
The Latin American Microform Project (LAMP) has completed filming of rare Paraguayan newspapers from the collection of the University of Connecticut. The four titles (La Opinión, La Patria, El Pueblo, and La Unión) were published in Asunción in the 1890s, during the early days of rule by the Partido Colorado (founded in 1887). The papers represent the divergent opinions of the two dominant political parties during the first Colorado Era.
With the expanding geographic reach of CRL's membership, engaging member institutions in our governance is a growing challenge. This year members will participate in a webinar to elect new CRL Board members and review the proposed annual budget.
Apr 10 2009
FY2009 Shared Purchase Pledge Results.
Thank you to all the members who participated! CRL's entire membership benefits from your contributions.
Mar 24 2009
CRL Tours Scheduled During ALA Conference in July.
Librarians and library staff from CRL member institutions are invited to participate in a CRL collections and facility tour during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago in July.
Latin American Newspapers, the initial collection in the World Newspaper Archive (WNA) now contains four titles for searching and browsing. In addition to the first-released Mercurio from Chile, we now have available an extensive run of O Estado de Sao Paulo (1876-1914).
Jan 22 2009
CRL and ProQuest to digitize a portion of CRL's historical American journals.
ProQuest will introduce a new collection in the ProQuest American Periodicals Series Online, "American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries", which will contain full text and full-color scans of nearly three million pages of CRL journal content focusing on special interest and general magazines from the 19th through the early 20th century.