Final Report from the 'New Shape of Sharing' Online Forum
September 15, 2021
The organizing committee of The New Shape of Sharing: Networks, Expertise, Information is pleased to share the report generated from this forum, which took place from January — April 2021. The Report details current key issues facing European collections as seen through a series of presentations and a poster session by librarians and members of the book trade from North America and Europe. At a final interactive meeting, attendees discussed practical ways to respond to the ideas and issues raised during the event.
East View Information Services and the Center for Research Libraries have launched East Asian Newspapers, the second in-copyright collection of titles digitized under the Global Press Archive CRL Alliance. East African Newspapers follows Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers, the Alliance's first in-copyright collection, and is available to all Center for Research Libraries members and other institutions supporting the Alliance
CRL's newly appointed International Collections and Content Group (ICC) calls on the international library programs based at CRL to explore the challenges and opportunities in front of our communities and through that exploration, to consider new ways of working together.
TRAIL (Technical Report Archive & Image Library) has released its Spring 2021 Newsletter, which covers: Jen Kirk's appointment to the Depository Library Council of the Federal Depository Library Program TRAIL Annual Meeting highlights Processing update Microcard scanning update Tech report highlight An introduction to TRAIL Member and Chair, Lisa Nickum
CRL welcomed 270 attendees to the 2021 Annual Council of Voting Members Meeting. This four-hour meeting focused on governance, followed by a keynote address from Michael Strevens, NYU Philosophy Professor and author of, "The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science."
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has aligned with leading organizations committed to realizing an open scholarly information environment by signing OA2020’s Expression of Interest. With this declaration, CRL stands with its member signatories and libraries across the globe to call on all parties involved in scholarly publishing to “collaborate on a swift and efficient transition for the benefit of scholarship and society at large.”
The RDDM Advisory Committee, composed of a broad cross-section of documentation, civil society, and human rights expertise, in addition to representatives of families of the disappeared, will strengthen the ability of the Repository to gather facts and information, which will enable researchers and policy makers to implement solutions to the humanitarian crisis regarding the more than 80,000 officially recognized disappeared persons in Mexico.