Purchase Proposal Nominations Deadline: September 30th

Canard Enchainé, November 1989

Monday, August 26, 2019
Mary Wilke - mwilke@crl.edu

Representatives of all CRL voting member libraries are invited to nominate collections for purchase, voting later to prioritize which items CRL acquires. The deadline for FY20 Purchase Proposal nominations is September 30, 2019.

Through the CRL Purchase Proposal Program, CRL member libraries identify major microform sets and multi-volume print publications essential for scholarship yet too costly or specialized for individual institutions to acquire (and not readily available for loan from holding libraries). Participation in this cooperative collection development program is one of the many benefits of CRL membership.

Last year's voting resulted in five major microfilm collections approved for purchase, with a total list price value of $218,070. These included issues from 1989-2018 for Le Canard enchaîné, a French satirical newspaper. For more information on the Purchase Proposal Program see the Cooperative Collection Building section of CRL's website.

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