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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.
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.