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Global Collections Initiative: Mexico City Workshop 2018

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.

Libraries and the Global Information Supply Chain

August 16, 2018

The 2018 CRL Global Collections Forum examined the evolving global “supply chain” for source materials for research. The present post summarizes the key ideas, and suggests what the new supply chain means for CRL and its community.  

Sustaining Access to News: What We Learned from eDesiderata 2017

November 11, 2017

The conversations at the 2017 eDesiderata Forum exploded the notion that our longstanding print-based approach to preserving news still applies in the digital era, and suggested new strategies.

"Fake News"

November 22, 2016

As social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter facilitate the spread of misinformation, research libraries and news organizations together can ensure the integrity and survival of the public record.

Big Data: The View from Above

November 1, 2016

The world of GIS data is where the open access world and the market intersect. With geospatial data – and financial, census and public opinion data – libraries and scholars face a very different set of challenges than those encountered with more conventional scholarly materials like e-journals and e-books.

Big Data: Uncharted Territory

October 17, 2016

 Vast financial and population data sets, multi-layered geospatial data, and high-definition satellite imagery are now the raw materials of research in disciplines

Permanence Isn’t What it Used to Be.

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.

CRL in a Nutshell 5: "Growing Digital"

April 17, 2015

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

Welcome to "Common Knowledge"

February 9, 2015

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

Teleconferences on Gale Cengage

May 22, 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.