Tools and Resources for Informed Collection Development

CRL supports informed investment in collections by libraries in its community, through a variety of tools, webinars, reviews, and forums, including 

Topic Guides

Topic guides provide insights on key source materials for research in areas of special interest to CRL libraries. They also offer an overview of the current "landscape" of issues related to collecting in those areas.

Global Resources Forum 

Webcasts, teleconferences, in-person forums, and other programming for CRL libraries to share critical information for collection-management decision making.


CRL's Print Archives Preservation Registry supports archiving and management of serial collections by providing comprehensive information about titles, holdings, and archiving terms and conditions of major print archiving programs. 


CRL's International Coalition on Newspapers database supports collection management decisions for newspapers in print, digital and microformats.