Webinar: CRL Updates / September

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Date: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time: 
2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: 
CRL
Contact: 
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: Scholars Trust Collection Analysis
CRL staff will discuss recent activities relating to its support of cross-collection analysis of print serials among the libraries of Scholars Trust. The Scholars Trust is an agreement among the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) and the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) to combine the contents of their respective print journal archives under a single retention and access agreement. The analysis aims to inform future retention decisions and related collection development and management decisions.

Presenter: Amy Wood, Head, Technical Services, CRL

 

2:30-3:00 p.m. CST Digitization: Global Collections Initiative Status Update
Staff will highlight notable collections digitized during the initial phase of the Mellon-funded Global Collections Initiative (2016-2019) and suggest areas for further development.

Presenter: James Simon, Vice President, Collections and Services, CRL

 

3:00-3:30 p.m. CST Licensing: Report on GCI Developments
Building on the activities and discussions within the Global Collections Initiative partnership, staff will update members on CRL's evolving approach toward supporting efforts by nonprofit, commercial, and university-based initiatives that favor open access and transparency for databases.

Presenter: James Simon, Vice President, Collections and Services, CRL

 

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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