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The Mexican Intelligence Digital Archives (MIDAS) contains files from the archives of Mexico’s two principal security services: the Dirección Federal de Seguridad (DFS) and the Dirección General de Investigaciones Políticas y Sociales (DGIPS).
CRL supports research and teaching through digitization of timely, critical primary resources for scholars at CRL member institutions. 
In June 2018 the Print Archive Network (PAN) Forum brought together leading practitioners of shared print initiatives to exchange information, expertise, and best practices on the strategic management of print holdings.
Alice Trussell, an active member of the TRAIL Steering Committee since its founding, has been awarded the Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished Service Award for 2018 from the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Eduction.
CRL welcomes five new members as of the July 1 start of the new fiscal year.
The Center for Research Libraries welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors.
TRAIL member representative Robbie Sittel of the University of North Texas (UNT) has been appointed to the Depository Library Council (DLC).
The 2018 appointments will support CSPC's role in shaping CRL collection development and services.
CRL's premiere collection of executive branch serial documents issued by Brazil’s government is now fully searchable and downloadable.
Since 2010, CRL and LLMC's Global Resources Law Partnership has vastly expanded access to U.S. State and Candian Province legislative resources. 
The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA), administered by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), has recently begun digitizing the Indian Newspaper Reports containing weekly translations and summaries of local Anglo-Indian and vernacular-language newspapers from the late nineteenth through the early twentieth century, from throughout South Asia.
CRL and the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology (LHL) have digitized several historical automotive serials in the second round of cooperative strategic digitization of serials jointly held by the two organizations.
Highlights from the 2018 PAN Forum at ALA 2018 Midwinter conference titled, “Validation of Shared Print Collections.”
As of January, 2018, CRL voting member libraries have access to the new online review ccAdvisor, a collaboration between Choice and the Charleston Company.
CRL staff members will be available at ALA's 2018 Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO, for questions on CRL programs.
Through an NEH-funded planning effort, CRL will mine bibliographic records for historical print serials reformatted through major humanities preservation efforts, to address a significant gap in “actionable” information for libraries responsible for the stewardship of critical humanities resources.
CRL voting member libraries have approved the acquisition of ten microform, reprint, and CD/DVD collections through the 2018 Purchase Proposal Program. List price value $132,538 (depending on the exchange rate). Once acquired, the collections will be available through interlibrary loan from CRL.  
The South Asia Materials Project (SAMP) has digitized the magazine Nalupu (Black) for the entire run of its publication, April 1989-June 1993.  This is one of the pioneering magazines which brought together discussions of caste and class politics in the Telugu-speaking regions of India.
CRL is subsidizing access to the new online review ccAdvisor for CRL voting member libraries..
CRL's Global Resources Law Partnership, now renewed through 2020, will preserve and provide digital access to rich source materials on law, government and civil society.