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CRL Sees Circulation Increase

Out 20 2013
Contact: Kevin Wilks - kwilks [at] crl [dot] edu

South China Morning Post, August 7, 1922
South China Morning Post, August 7, 1922

Loans of primary source materials from CRL’s collections to scholars showed striking new growth recently. Kevin Wilks, Head of Access Services, reports a 17% increase in items sent out on loan for the first quarter of fy14 (July-September) as compared with the same period last year.

Researchers requested large runs of some of the more specialized regional newspapers and journals that form a key part of CRL’s collections. These include: more than 1,000 fiche of a weekly Persian gazette; 320 volumes of Eve’s Weekly from Bombay; 271 microfilm reels of the South China Morning Post; and more than 200 volumes of Pandji Masjarakat (an Indonesian journal).

Requests filled by article copies were up more than 70% as well. In addition, requests filled from serials at CRL’s STE partner Linda Hall Library increased by 75% over first quarter last year (the first year of the service).

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