This quarterly CRL webinar will report on the current status of several major initiatives:
- Digitization of primary source material from Latin America and the Caribbean, which is the current focus of the Global Collections Initiative. CRL is working with libraries in Europe, the U.K. and Latin America to identify and digitize selected collections as well as materials in response to scholars' requests. Overall CRL collection strengths in this area will be discussed as well.
- Development of a “roadmap” to reconcile CRL’s proposed shared print agenda with the plans of major research libraries of record and shared print programs in the U.S. and Canada, identifying specific areas for joint action.
- Efforts to negotiate academic site licenses with major online news producers on the model of the New York Times license negotiated by CRL, as well as advocating for news preservation-- including exploration of innovative library-driven models. This is an update of discussions at the eDesiderata Forum on “The Persistence of News,” webcast by CRL in October, 2017.
CRL hosts webinars throughout the year. Participation is 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.