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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

The Center for Research Libraries and East View Information Services are pleased to announce Phase 2 of the Global Press Archive CRL Alliance, a successful academic-commercial partnership which makes available a substantial collection of digitized international newspapers.

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 Imperial Russian Newspapers collection, part of the CRL/East View Global Press Archive Charter Alliance, extends open access worldwide to critical sources for the study of the Russian Empire from the eighteenth through early twentieth centuries.

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.