TRAIL Annual Meeeting

Event Logistics

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 to Friday, May 14, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Central Time
Judy Alspach -

The Annual Meeting of TRAIL (Technical Report Archive & Image Library) is open to all members.  It will be held Wednesday through Friday, May 12-14, 2021 from 11 am to 3 pm Central time via Zoom.

TRAIL's Steering Committee and Working Groups will report on recent activity and seek member input on future initiatives.  

The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) identifies, acquires, catalogs, digitizes and provides unrestricted access to U.S. government agency technical reports.  TRAIL provides unrestricted access to these digitized technical reports through the TRAIL Search Interface. Millions of pages of elusive technical reports are now discoverable, thanks to the collaborative effort of TRAIL members.

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.

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.