Dec 3 2012
CRL to Purchase 12 New Collections
The Center for Research Libraries will purchase twelve valuable microform and reprint collections through this year’s Purchase Proposal Program, with a list price value of $181,848. These sets will soon be available through interlibrary loan from CRL.
The Middle East Microform Project (MEMP) recently microfilmed the July–December 2011 issues of the Egyptian newspaper al-Tahrir, named after the recent uprising in Tahrir Square. MEMP recently approved funding for the microfilming of all 2012 issues as well.
Nov 14 2012
New TCA Electronic Resources Reviews
The October 2012 issue (V14N2) of The Charleston Advisor, an online review of electronic resources for libraries, features several new reviews, including: Cambridge Histories Online; Index Islamicus; Slavery, Abolition, and Social Justice; World Geography and Culture Online; a “CRL Reports” article by CRL President Bernie Reilly on text-mining, and more.
Voting has been extended until Tuesday, November 27, for the CRL FY2013 Purchase Proposal Program. Through this program, representatives from CRL libraries nominate and prioritize microform and reprint collections for CRL to acquire. The collections are then added to CRL holdings and are available for interlibrary loan to all CRL libraries.
The U.S. Government Printing Office has engaged the Center for Research Libraries to undertake an in-depth audit of FDsys, the GPO’s federal digital repository. The audit will begin in January 2013 and be concluded by September.
Do you know a colleague, faculty member, or graduate student deserving special recognition for his or her work with primary source materials? Consider nominating them for a Primary Source Award!
New content added to Latin American, South Asian modules.
LAMP (formerly the Latin American Microform Project) funded the digitization of a collection of Puerto Rican Civil Court Cases held by the University of Connecticut.
Oct 22 2012
CRL Expands News Coverage for Members
In a recent message to CRL library directors, Bernie Reilly reported that CRL has begun to explore providing “end-to end” coverage of news content to researchers at CRL libraries. The recent CRL offers of several key news databases from Readex are a step in that direction: they provide favorable terms for access to a range of historic and current news content.
CRL has made its catalog records available to members in a variety of ways: tape loading, record sets from OCLC, and since 2006, via FTP on a quarterly schedule. Now, CRL records are also available to subscribers of Ex Libris’ Primo Central and ProQuest’s Summon.