In This Issue

With support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, CRL recently brought online an “open web repository of civil society documentation.” The repository features more than 40,000 issues of official gazettes—rare and important documentation of laws and government actions—from ten nations whose current regimes are identified as extremely corrupt and/or repressive. The publications will henceforth be available in a secure and open format, to promote accountability and preserve the public record. The copies of most of the gazettes digitized were collected over the years by librarians working with CRL. CRL has served as a vehicle for many such cooperative efforts since 1949. This effort is a fitting new chapter in that history.