Webinar: CRL Updates

Event Logistics

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time
CRL Events - events@crl.edu

This quarterly webinar will report on the current status of major CRL initiatives and programs. Presentations will focus on three areas:

2:00-2:30 p.m. CST  Shared Print: "Mining Serials Preservation Data" Recording

A recent NEH grant is enabling CRL to mine bibliographic and other records for information about historical print serials reformatted through major preservation microfilming programs and credible digitization efforts. There have been some significant findings to date that suggest how the data might support library decisions on preservation and maintenance of local print serial collections.

2:30-3:00 p.m. CST  Digitization:"CRL’s Digital Delivery System – The Next Generation" Recording   

This preview of CRL’s new DDSNext digital delivery system will show how it supports better access to newly digitized content for CRL member libraries, though added features like IIIF compliant image management and improved searchability and navigation.

3:00-3:30 p.m. CST   Licensing:“Proposed Terms and Specifications for Global Data Resources” Recording

CRL will report on its efforts to improve support for individual library dealings with vendors of data sources, following recommendations from the 2016 eDesiderata Forum. This session will showcase draft licensing terms and specifications for negotiating agreements for large global datasets in the areas of business, financial, and geospatial information. CRL will be accepting comments on their utility through June 15, 2018.


Registrants are encouraged to tune in to any or all of these three segments.


CRL quarterly webinars are open to all librarians, staff, and faculty at CRL member institutions. Most are recorded and available for later access. Additional information on accessing CRL webinars can be found under Membership.

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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.