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Nov 19 2012
MEMP Preserves Arab Spring Newspaper al-Tahrir

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.

Nov 5 2012
Vote by Nov. 27 for CRL Purchase of New Collections

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.

Nov 5 2012
CRL to Audit U.S. Federal Government Documents Repository

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.

Nov 5 2012
Primary Source Award Nominations Due Jan. 31

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!

Out 31 2012
World Newspaper Archive Reaches 2.5 Million Pages

New content added to Latin American, South Asian modules.

Out 25 2012
LAMP Funds Digitization of Puerto Rican Civil Court Cases

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.

Out 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.

Out 3 2012
CRL Records Now Available through Discovery Systems

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.

Set 7 2012
CAMP Preserves Mololi Newspaper

The Cooperative African Materials Project (CAMP) has microfilmed the newspaper Mololi from Lesotho.

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