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.
Dec 9 2013
CAMP Preserves Liberian Newspapers
The Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP) has microfilmed issues of seven Liberian newspaper titles from the holdings of Michigan State University.
In recent years, CRL’s Area Studies Microform Projects supported the preservation of more than 300 newspaper titles collected by the Library of Congress overseas offices, ensuring scholarly access to more than 450,000 pages of news from Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia.
The FY2014 ballot for CRL’s Purchase Proposal Program, an annual cooperative collection development activity, is open until Tuesday, November 26.
Oct 20 2013
CRL Sees Circulation Increase
Loans of primary resources from CRL’s collections to scholars have shown striking recent growth.
Oct 7 2013
PAPR Now Offers Comparison Reports
CRL’s Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR), a registry of print archives and shared print programs and a database of titles and holdings preserved by those programs, now provides comparison reports to aid collection development decisions and planning.
CRL recently reached a milestone: over five million pages of digitized items from CRL collections are now available to CRL members.