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September 7, 2018
In June 2018 Latin American specialists and librarians from the U.S., U.K., and Latin America gathered in Mexico City to consider and critique findings from CRL's Global Collections Inititative. This is a report from that meeting.
June 12, 2018
At the 2018 Council of Voting Members meeting members weighed in on two broad strategic directions that emerged from Board and management planning.
November 29, 2017
The new Global Collections Initiative is expanding the CRL network of libraries and institutions committed to building and preserving important and endangered resources for area and international studies.
September 26, 2017
Conversations at the June 2017 Expanding the Shared Collections forum helped clarify and focus CRL planning for new shared collections partnerships.
March 22, 2017
Creating a “CRL consensus” on goals and standards is at the heart of CRL’s shared print agenda. Essential to establishing that consensus is CRL’s Collections and Services Policy Committee (CSPC). The CSPC was instrumental in shaping the terms of CRL partnerships with the Linda Hall Library and the Law Library Microfilm Consortium, and will similarly be involved in shaping terms with future partners.
February 24, 2017
The scale of the challenges of responsible collections stewardship faced by CRL libraries requires CRL to evolve from a single, shared collection to a network of repositories. A reallocation of resources to be proposed at the 2017 Council of Voting Members business meeting could enable the organization to move decisively in that direction.
December 28, 2016
The integrity of the vast print serial collections built and long maintained by North American libraries is now in jeopardy. CRL will work, over the next ten years, to shift the onus of maintaining critical print serials collections from individual libraries to the collective, and to generate significant new benefits from those collections for researchers.
July 5, 2016
CRL’s 2016 @Risk Forum generated five "big ideas" that are shaping CRL's print preservation agenda. The first of those ideas, the inseparability of print preservation and electronic access, means that CRL must concentrate on three things.
January 28, 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.
January 26, 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.
October 29, 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.
July 2, 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.