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CRL is an enterprise powered by the knowledge, expertise, ideas, and energy of individuals and groups in its community. Common Knowledge is a place where that collective intelligence is shared and those collective efforts are recognized and acknowledged.

Recent Blog Entries

A realistic action agenda for U.S. and Canadian research libraries, informed by the Leviathan discussions, will form the basis for CRL planning and priorities in the years ahead.
The Leviathan forum explored the new realities and complexities of government information in the age of Big Data. Speakers identified ways in which “e-government” threatens the long-term integrity and accessibility of government information, and suggested a new agenda for research libraries.
The ways in which governments are creating and managing internal records and publishing data present new preservation challenges. In its April 2014 Global Resources Collections Forum, CRL will examine the complexities and challenges of the new world of "born-digital" government records and information.
In 2013 Cengage Learning, the parent company of Gale, announced its filing for bankruptcy. CRL will host a teleconference with Frank Menchaca, senior vice president for Global Content at Cengage, to discuss the implications of the Chapter 11 filing for library customers of Gale.
In 2013 Cengage Learning, the parent company of Gale, announced its filing for bankruptcy. CRL will host a teleconference with Frank Menchaca, senior vice president for Global Content at Cengage, to discuss the implications of the Chapter 11 filing for library customers of Gale.
The report from CRL's April 2013 annual meeting described the state of the Center in 2013, and its agenda for 2014.

CRL and NERL news
1 Apr 2013

CRL and the North East Research Libraries Consortium (NERL), have come to an agreement to relocate NERL operations to CRL.   Under this new arrangement NERL will be managed as a cooperative program under the CRL organizational umbrella.
CRL certified Scholars Portal as a trustworthy digital repository for electronic journals. Scholars Portal plays a central role in hosting and archiving e-journal collections subscribed to by Ontario universities.The repository is a critical part of the infrastructure that protects the investment of Ontario libraries in research materials. 

CRL and the News
1 Oct 2012

CRL’s newspaper collections have been, and remain, an important source for historians. CRL’s strategy for ensuring persistent access to historical news coverage is evolving, and will increasingly involve licensing and subscription to online databases.
The Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR), now available online, is designed to support archiving and management of serial collections. Its provides detailed information about the titles, holdings, and terms and conditions of the major print archiving programs.