ALA 2009 - CRL Workshop

Event Logistics

Sunday, July 12, 2009
Chicago, IL
Don Dyer -

CRL Collection Development and Resource Sharing Workshop
Primary Sources for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The workshop is for collection development, interlibrary loan, and reference librarians at CRL member institutions. Attendees will hear about recent and planned additions to the CRL shared print, film and digital collections, and will share ideas for future cooperative collecting and services. Sessions will focus on four major collecting areas: newspapers, serials, foreign dissertations, and archives.

Topics of discussion for each section :

  • How researchers are using primary source materials and best practices for leading researchers to those materials;
  • Recent and pending work in cooperative collecting, preservation, and digitization of legacy materials, with particular emphasis on area studies and Global Resources projects;
  • New and forthcoming reviews of relevant electronic resources in The Charleston Advisor and candidates for future TCA reviews.



12:30 – 1:00 Foreign Dissertations and Theses (Amy Wood)
  • How CRL tracks down and obtains hard-to-find graduate works, both print and electronic, and points researchers to foreign electronic dissertations and theses (EDTs).
  • New sources of foreign EDTs, including Project Ethos and European Open Access repositories.
1:00 – 1:45 Newspapers (James Simon)
  • The World Newspaper Archive and the digitization of world newspapers
  • How do we ensure access to yesterday's news reporting when newspapers are disappearing?
1:45 – 2:30 Journals (Virginia Kerr)
  • An update on the CRL-ProQuest American Periodicals Series 2 project: content, access and archiving.
2:30 – 3:15 Archives and Other Microform Collections (Mary Wilke)
  • Recently acquired collections and forthcoming international studies collections.
3:15 – 3:30 The Coming Year at CRL (Bernard F. Reilly)

The Impact of CRL

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

Helping Libraries Deal with ‘Big’ Data

At CRL’s 2018 Global Collections Forum, Julie Sweetkind-Singer, Head of Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections at Stanford University Libraries, discussed how satellite imagery and large geospatial datasets are being used as source materials for scholars in a variety of disciplines, and the new types of library support they require.

Unique Arab Diaspora Materials Saved for Future Scholars

In FY 2018 the Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) microfilmed Arab-language publications from several diaspora communities in non-Arab countries, including the UK, Japan, the U.S., and Poland. These resources continue to affirm MEMP’s role as a provider of rare and distinctive documentation for scholars.