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Shedding New Light on Print Archives and Repositories
1 Mar 2016


Our iterative approach to publicizing print archiving and sharing: merging data and "narrative".

Permanence Isn’t What it Used to Be.
28 Jan 2016


Electronic publishers go to great lengths to assure librarians that databases will persist. But the forms of assurance they offer are limited when it comes to the challenge of maintaining digital content over time.

What is @Risk?
26 Jan 2016


For the last two decades a “perfect storm” has been building in North American academic and research libraries. Libraries are making consequential decisions about the future of their print collections with little reliable data to guide them.  

@Risk: New Rigor in Stewardship and Due Diligence
18 Dec 2015


As print rapidly disappears from our libraries, it is time for data-driven, community-wide consensus on due diligence.

Beyond PAPR II: Next Steps for CRL
29 Oct 2015


Recent analysis of North American print archiving and digitization efforts suggests that library investment to date is doing little to promote long-term collection stewardship.

Appreciating Dan Hazen
11 Sep 2015


The research library world lost a great colleague and friend: Dan Hazen, Harvard University’s AUL for Collections.

Upping Our Game on Print Preservation: The PAPR II Summit
2 Jul 2015


A gathering of leaders of other U.S. and Canadian shared print efforts, convened by CRL, called for concerted North American effort on print archiving.   

CRL in a Nutshell 5: "Growing Digital"
17 Apr 2015


Adapting CRL's time-honored cooperative collection development mode to the digital world.

CRL in a Nutshell 4: "The Primacy of Sources"
2 Apr 2015


The immense legacy of documentation and evidence built by CRL libraries.

CRL in a Nutshell 3: "Bricks and Mortar"
20 Mar 2015


What CRL member investment in "bricks and mortar" means, in concrete terms. 

CRL in a Nutshell 2: "The Deciders"
11 Mar 2015


Who decides what CRL does and how?

CRL in a Nutshell 1: The Power of Negative Thinking
2 Mar 2015


How CRL's unique mission works for the library community.

Welcome to "Common Knowledge"
9 Feb 2015


"Common Knowledge," and the CRL community, are about shared resources and collective action.    

CRL's Leviathan agenda for digital government information
24 Jul 2014


A realistic action agenda for U.S. and Canadian research libraries, informed by the Leviathan discussions, will form the basis for CRL planning and priorities in the years ahead.

Report on "Leviathan"
6 Jun 2014


The Leviathan forum explored the new realities and complexities of government information in the age of Big Data. Speakers identified ways in which “e-government” threatens the long-term integrity and accessibility of government information, and suggested a new agenda for research libraries.

Governments and Research Libraries
6 Nov 2013


The ways in which governments are creating and managing internal records and publishing data present new preservation challenges. In its April 2014 Global Resources Collections Forum, CRL will examine the complexities and challenges of the new world of "born-digital" government records and information.

Teleconferences on Gale Cengage
31 May 2013


In 2013 Cengage Learning, the parent company of Gale, announced its filing for bankruptcy. CRL will host a teleconference with Frank Menchaca, senior vice president for Global Content at Cengage, to discuss the implications of the Chapter 11 filing for library customers of Gale.

Teleconferences on Gale Cengage
22 May 2013


In 2013 Cengage Learning, the parent company of Gale, announced its filing for bankruptcy. CRL will host a teleconference with Frank Menchaca, senior vice president for Global Content at Cengage, to discuss the implications of the Chapter 11 filing for library customers of Gale.

CRL Update: Annual Meeting and Government Data
10 May 2013


The report from CRL's April 2013 annual meeting described the state of the Center in 2013, and its agenda for 2014.

CRL and NERL news
1 Apr 2013


CRL and the North East Research Libraries Consortium (NERL), have come to an agreement to relocate NERL operations to CRL.   Under this new arrangement NERL will be managed as a cooperative program under the CRL organizational umbrella.