The deadline for voting on the FY2020 Purchase Proposal Program has been extended through Monday, December 2. Through this collective collection program, the membership community prioritizes items nominated for CRL to acquire, which are essential for scholarship yet too costly or specialized for most individual collections. They are then available for loan to all CRL member libraries. This year CRL has allocated $125,000 for purchase of materials under this program.
Nominations on the ballot include the archival set French Revolution Research Collection; datasets for Individual Income Tax Model Files; The Methodist Recorder, a weekly publication; the daily Italian edition of L’Osservatore Romano from the Vatican; Vogue (Paris); and early years of Vrachebnoe delo, a Ukrainian medical journal. Reprint sets compiling primary sources on Chinese religions from gazetteers have also been nominated: Jin shang shi liao ji cheng and Zhongguo Di fang zhi fo dao jiao wen xian hui zuan.
While librarians at member institution can view and comment on the nominations, each voting member library has a designated main contact for this program who may cast a ballot.