58th Council of Voting Members Annual Meeting

Event Logistics

Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Don Dyer - ddyer@crl.edu

Thursday, April 19


Reception and Cocktails

Remarks by Dr. Earl Lewis, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Emory University.

Dr. Lewis will discuss the role of early American newspapers and related primary source materials preserved by CRL in his production of two major books dealing with the historical imagination: In Their Own Interests: Race, Class and Power in Twentieth-Century Norfolk, Virginia (University of California Press, 1993) and Love on Trial: An American Scandal in Black and White (W.W.Norton, 2003). 

Friday, April 20


Business Meeting & Continental Breakfast

  • Chair’s Report
  • Secretary’s Report
  • Approval of CRL’s Bylaws changes on Membership Structure
  • Review and Approval of the Fiscal Year 2008 Budget
  • Election of New Board Members
  • President’s Report

Meeting Documentation

2006 Annual Report




CRL Forum: Global Resources and CRL 2010

CRL’s strategic agenda for 2007-2010 emphasizes strategic print management, achieving persistent access to critical electronic resources, and digital delivery of international source materials.  CRL Forum presentations will focus on three key parts of this agenda, outlining how we propose to address questions this agenda poses.  Moderated breakout groups, for comment and discussion on each issue by interested member representatives, will then follow.

9:30-10:15 - Presentations

  • Print archiving
    Question:  What larger role should CRL play, if any, in archiving legacy collections that are available electronically?
    Updates on print archiving efforts in progress and the results of CRL’s survey of member needs will inform this discussion. (Moderator: Melissa Trevvett, Vice President, Collections and Services)
  • Digital Delivery of International Source Materials
    Question:  How should we apply our cooperative model to CRL development and acquisition of primary source materials in electronic form?
    New mechanisms are in order to enable circulation, immediate research needs, and local collection development goals to drive CRL collection digitization and licensing of specialized source materials.  (Moderator: James Simon, Director of International Resources).
  • Persistent Access to Electronic Source Materials and Data
    Question:  How can CRL members leverage recent CRL work on auditing and certification of digital repositories?  
    The analytical metrics and methods developed can make university investments in electronic resources and digital preservation more informed and effective. (Moderator: Bernie Reilly, CRL President)

10:15-11:45 - Break-out sessions

11:45-12:15 - Wrap-Up:  Reports on Break-out Sessions


Council Luncheon



The Impact of CRL

Stories illustrating CRL’s impact on research, teaching, collection building and preservation.

CRL and Linda Hall Library partnership brings history of science to researchers' fingertips

Ben Gibson, Digital Initiatives Manager at the Linda Hall Library, discusses the fruits of the library's digitization projects with CRL.

Vanderbilt University digitizes Afro-Colombian oral histories with LARRP grant

The pilot project digitized tapes of interviews conducted by anthropologist, novelist, folklorist, and physician Manuel Zapata Olivella, often dubbed the “dean of Black Hispanic writers.”