LAMP collaborated with several Brazilian institutions to preserve archival material related to the life of Abdias do Nascimento (1914–2011), an important Afro-Brazilian artist, activist, scholar, and politician.
On January 1, 2013, the Center for Research Libraries assumed responsibility for maintenance and further development of the JISC Academic Database Assessment Tool (ADAT), created and previously maintained by JISC Collections.
The Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP) has microfilmed a collection of unpublished speeches by Mangosuthu G. Buthelezi, the South African Zulu politician and founder of the Inkatha Freedom Party, from 1972 to 1978.
Jan 7 2013
MEMP Microfilms Iraq Times
The Middle East Microform Project (MEMP) has microfilmed two years of the newspaper Iraq Times, filling a gap in CRL’s collections, so that CRL now holds Iraq Times from January 1948 to May 1964.
Jan 7 2013
CRL Welcomes Eight New Members
As of January 1, 2013, CRL’s FY 2012-13 membership total has reached a historic high of 270, which includes eight newly enrolled members.
Some key CRL staff members will attend ALA Midwinter in Seattle to report on and gather input for CRL programs.
Dec 4 2012
CAMP Preserves Liberian Newspapers
The Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP) has preserved several Liberian newspapers published since 2000. These newspapers represent the viewpoints of various factions during Liberia’s civil war and its aftermath.
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.