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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 new position will leverage Abrams' expertise in digital curation and coalition building to advance CRL's collection programs and major collaborations focused on digital access to international resources for academic research and teaching.

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.

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is delighted to announce that Thomas Padilla, currently Interim Head of Knowledge Production at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) has been named the new Director of Information Systems and Technology Strategy at CRL

The NERL Consortium issued a statement, “NERL Demands a Better Deal,” articulating the values NERL will adopt in negotiating agreements with publishers.

TRAIL's Winter 2021 Newsletter

February 25, 2021

The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) has released its Winter 2021 Newsletter, containing timely updates about the program.

The University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium has joined CRL under CRL's new consortia membership model, adding 17 academic and specialized libraries from 15 institutions to the CRL community. 

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is pleased to announce the results of the 2021 Purchase Proposal Program ballot. This year, CRL members voted to acquire four new collections representing a broad range of research interests across the membership. 

South Asia Open Archives (available at recently published approximately 600 issues of Morning Star.

TRAIL Celebrates 15 Years

February 8, 2021

Fifteen years after the initial pilot, TRAIL consists of over four dozen member institutions whose annual membership fees and volunteered staff time have digitized over 86,000 reports.

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL), where students, faculty, and researchers at over 200 member institutions benefit from a wealth of scholarly resources in CRL collections, has joined both The Partnership and the Rosemont Alliance.

Virginia Shih, former Chair of the Southeast Asia Materials Project (SEAM), reflects on the accomplishments of SEAM on the occasion of SEAM's 50th anniversary.

The New Shape of Sharing: Networks, Expertise, Information, an online forum on European librarianship, will take place on select Mondays in January through April 2021.

The Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) has microfilmed issues from 2010-2015 of the Syrian publication Ḍifāf.

LARRP (Latin Americanist Research Resources Project) supported a collaborative project between the University of New Mexico and the Fideicomiso Archivo Plutarco Elías Calles and Fernando Torreblanca (FAPECFT) in Mexico City to digitize over 300,000 images from FAPECFT.  

The Slavic and East European Materials Project (SEEMP) has preserved a large set of newspapers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.

The archival collections of nine historic women from Brazil have been made openly accessible by the Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with financial support from the Center for Research Libraries.

The Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP) has preserved issues from 2010 to 2017 of the Zimbabwean newspaper NewsDay.

The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) has released its Autumn 2020 Newsletter, containing timely updates about the program.

The International Collections and Content Group is a standing working group reporting to CSPC that will play a substantive role in shaping, implementing, and maintaining CRL’s approaches to the development and responsible stewardship of international collections.