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The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) conducted a preservation audit of Canadiana.org (hereafter referred to as “Canadiana”) between January and December 2014, and on the basis of that audit certifies it as a trustworthy digital repository.

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The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) conducted a preservation audit of CLOCKSS between September 2013 and May 2014, and on the basis of that audit certified CLOCKSS as a trustworthy digital repository of e-journal content.

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On behalf of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), the Center for Research Libraries conducted a preservation audit of the Scholars Portal repository as a repository of journal content. The audit took place between January 15, 2012 and July 15, 2012. Based on the audit findings, CRL hereby certifies that the Scholars Portal journal repository is a trustworthy digital repository for e-journal content.

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The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) conducted a preservation audit of Chronopolis (chronopolis.sdsc.edu) between November 2010 and December 2011, and on the basis of that audit certifies Chronopolis as a trustworthy digital repository.

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In 2008, the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) was awarded funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to examine the practices and technologies used by human rights monitoring groups to create and collect documentary evidence in electronic form, and to assess the adequacy of that documentation for supporting advocacy, investigation, reporting, and legal proceedings at the domestic and international levels.

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This report is based on a study undertaken by the Center for Research Libraries in 2010 and 2011, to map the “lifecycle” of news content published in print and on the Web; and to clarify the relationship between the content in those two very different distribution channels at a particular moment in time.  The study was commissioned by the Library of Congress Office of Strategic Initiatives.

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The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) conducted a preservation audit of HathiTrust (www.HathiTrust.org) between November 2009 and December 2010, and on the basis of that audit certified HathiTrust as a trustworthy digital repository.

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The Political Communications Web Archive Project was an investigation and planning effort to develop effective methodologies for the systematic, sustainable preservation of Web-based political communications.

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Funded by the National Science Foundation under its Strategic Technologies for Cyberinfrastructure Program, CRL initiated a two-year project (Jan. 2008-Dec. 2009) to analyze established, "long-lived" collections of data and digital resources, and to create tools and metrics for developing and assessing new repositories. The CRL case studies identified the practices, strategies and mechanisms that have enabled those repositories to sustain massive data collections over substantial periods of time.

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The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) conducted a preservation audit of Portico (www.portico.org) between April and October 2009 and, based on that audit, has certified Portico as a trustworthy digital repository.

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