The Primary Source Awards recognize librarians, faculty, and researchers for innovative and creative uses of primary source materials. Nominate colleagues (or yourself) for CRL’s annual award program.
SEEMP (Slavic and East European Materials Project) has acquired microfilm of the Russian satirical journal Krokodil for the years 1923–44.
Set 22 2014
CRL Supports AMPs’ Digital Turn
CRL’s six Area Materials Projects increasingly embrace digitization as a mechanism for preservation and access.
The Grange Visitor, the official newspaper of the Michigan State Grange from 1875 to 1896, is online as a Michigan State University Digital Collection with support from Project CERES. With funding from the Center for Research Libraries, twenty-one volumes, 402 issues, and 3,239 pages are now preserved and accessible to researchers.
Set 15 2014
Digital Delivery System Upgraded
CRL recently upgraded its Digital Delivery Systems (DDS) website. Since its initial release in 2006, new content as well as system features have been added to DDS continuously. The site now hosts 22,000 plus titles, with 5.5 million pages total, digitized from CRL collections to support advanced research and teaching by scholars at CRL member institutions.
The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded CRL an implementation grant of $159,720 to improve monitoring and control of the temperature and humidity in CRL’s 93,750 square feet of collection storage space. This will be the latest in a series of major improvements made recently by CRL to the environment and security of its unique and valuable collections.
Ago 19 2014
SEEMP Acquires Russian Newspaper Zapoliar'e
The Slavic and East European Materials Project (SEEMP) has acquired the Russian newspaper Zapoliar'e for the years 1971-1990.
CRL has released a short video on its Purchase Proposal Program for CRL librarians interested in cooperative collection building. This “how-to” video outlines the steps for nominations and voting.
Jul 28 2014
Recent TCA Electronic Resource Reviews
New reviews in The Charleston Advisor, an online review of electronic resources, include Cold War Intelligence: The Secret War Between the U.S. and the USSR, 1945-1991; J.P. Morgan Research; Thomson Reuters RIA Checkpoint; and Women's Wear Daily Online.
Jul 25 2014
CRL Releases CLOCKSS Audit Report
CRL has released the findings of its preservation audit, and has certified CLOCKSS as a trustworthy digital repository. The certification applies to the repository’s ability to preserve and manage digital content deposited with CLOCKSS by participating e-journal publishers as of May 2014.