Reports on Digital Archives and Repositories

CRL gathers information about and evaluates digital repositories that preserve research materials of interest to the CRL community. CRL reports are independent, critical analyses based upon information obtained from the repositories themselves, from reliable independent sources, and in some instances through formal audits.


  • HathiTrust- A collaborative endeavor of U.S. research libraries. The goal is the creation of a digital repository for member's digital content. The content includes millions of books, journals, government documents and other materials digitized by Google and others. Content in the public domain is freely available through the HathiTrust  Digital Library.
  • Koninklijke Bibliotheek’s e-Depot- The National Library of the Netherlands’ official digital repository of Elsevier Science Direct and other electronic journals
  • Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe (LOCKSS)- A distributed e-journal archiving system developed within the Stanford University community.


Government Information


  • Associated Press (AP)– A global news network that gathers and distributes news reports in text, still and moving image, and audio formats from all parts of the world.
  • LexisNexis - An online database, serving the legal profession and business, government, and academic markets, provides access to full-text and information from more than 31,000 news and government sources
  • NewsBank– An aggregator of contemporary news content, drawing from more than 1,100 U.S. and foreign news sources, including newspapers, magazines, wire services, broadcasts, and news digest services


Social Sciences

Web Content