Global Press Archive CRL Alliance Launches New In-Copyright Collection

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Melanie T. Kowalski -

East View Information Services and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) have launched Post-Perestroika Newspapers, the fourth in-copyright collection of titles digitized under the Global Press Archive(GPA) CRL Alliance and the first collection from Phase 2 of the program. Post-Perestroika joins three other in-copyright collections funded through the Alliance: 

  • El Caribe Digital Archive 
  • Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers Premium
  • East African Newspapers 

These collections are selected by a CRL advisory committee and available to CRL members as a benefit of membership. 

Post-Perestroika Newspapers currently includes nearly 200,000 pages of newspapers, featuring the following titles: 

With coverage from 1990 to 2016, this collection provides significant documentation of and perspective into the historical and political landscape that defined post-Soviet Russia.

MARC records will be available through CRL’s catalog, OCLC’s WorldCat database and as a Knowledge Base collection through Collection Manager.

Post-Perestroika Newspapers is the first collection in phase 2 of the Global Press Archive CRL Alliance, a multi-year, flagship collaboration between CRL and East View Information Services to deliver over 15 collections of up to 7 million pages of content, including 5 million pages available open access. In addition to the four in-copyright collections, six open-access collections are currently available under the auspices of the Alliance:

The GPA CRL Alliance is an initiative by East View Information Services and the Center for Research Libraries to develop a special series of thematically designed collections to meet the priorities of the CRL members. Fundraising for Phase 2 of the Global Press Archive CRL Alliance will remain open until the end of 2022 and represents a continuation of this successful commercial-academic partnership. Phase 2 highlights the same focus on open-access and contemporary content, supporting research in areas previously bounded and increasing diverse perspectives while providing the broadest accessibility to rare, vernacular newspaper content from around the world. 

A two-year commitment, core components of Phase 2 include delivery of up to 3 million pages of content, including 2 million pages as open-access content and 1 million pages of in-copyright content available to CRL members. For more information, details of the proposed Phase 2 offer, and cost models suggested by CRL, see Global Press Archive Phase 2 in eDesiderata (login required for some information) or email with questions. 

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