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TRAIL's Summer 2023 Newsletter

September 7, 2023

TRAIL (Technical Report Archive & Image Library) has released its Summer 2023 Newsletter.

NERL seeks two senior leaders to serve as chair and vice chair on the new NERL Steering Committee. Senior leaders (deans, associate deans, AULs, or equivalent) from the core 30 NERL member libraries are eligible to serve. Nominations of colleagues and self-nominations are welcome. 

In 2023, the CRL community is convening, in consultation with the Educopia Institute, to weave CRL's global collections activities together into a holistic strategy that leverages CRL's unique community, scale, and infrastructure to build community-stewarded global collections in service to research, and scholarship. More information on this initiative and its timeline and deliverables can be found here. 

The Center for Research Libraries is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries collectively building, stewarding, and sharing a wealth of resource materials from all world regions to support inspired research and teaching. As a cooperative venture, CRL’s strategy, operations, partnerships, and projects are guided by the members of our community serving in the CRL governance structure.

KBR, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique  

The Center for Research Libraries and East View Information Services are pleased to announce two new archives to be released through CRL’s alliance with the East View Global Press Archive. The complete archives of El Mundo (San Juan, Puerto Rico, est. 1919) and Daily Observer (Monrovia, Liberia, est. 1981) will be presented online in Open Access through cooperation with the publications’ rightsholders. 

On April 26-27, 2023, CRL held its 74th Annual Council of Voting Members Meeting. The meeting was CRL’s second hybrid gathering, with a welcome return of (limited) in-person attendance alongside virtual attendees.  Remarks from the Board Chair 

The South Asia Open Archives achieved a major milestone last month when its online collection surpassed one million pages of free, open access digital content. 

CRL Assessing Donations Policy

February 21, 2023

CRL collects materials directly through purchase, exchange, deposit, and born-digital ingest.

CIFNAL has allocated up to $10,000 for travel stipends for its members to attend the AIFBD conference in Brussels, Belgium in August 16-19, 2023.