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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.

South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) celebrates 2020 Open Access Week, from October 19-25, 2020.

The Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) has microfilmed issues of the Moroccan Arabic-language newspaper al-Ittiḥād al-Ishtirākī from 1987-1996 and the related French-language newspaper Libération from 1977-1981.

The Southeast Asia Materials Project (SEAM) has preserved two newspapers from Jayapura, Indonesia:  Tifa Irian (1993-1997) and Tifa Papua (2000-2004).

CRL's partner LLMC has digitized many primary legal documents from the Berlin State Library, which are now available to CRL libraries.  These materials complement other German resources in LLMC's collection that were sourced from other libraries, including the University of Pennsylvania's Biddle Law Library, the Library of Congress, and many others.

The standing working group reporting to CSPC will play a substantive role in shaping, implementing, and maintaining CRL’s approaches to international collection management.

Remembering Donald Simpson

August 26, 2020

The Center for Research Libraries’ (CRL) collections are built, catalogued, preserved, and made available by dedicated people. Recently, CRL learned of the passing of one such individual, Donald (Don) Simpson, CRL’s president from 1980-1999.

CIFNAL, GNARP, and SEEMP have issued the following "European Studies Statement on Collection Development, Access, and Equity in the Time of COVID-19"

The Latin American Materials Project (LAMP) supported the digitization of several newspapers and sets of archival material compiled by Memorias de la Patagonia Austral, a project of Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral, Bibliotecas y Archivos. 

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline to submit nominations for the FY21 Purchase Proposal Program is September 30, 2020. This program is one of the ways our research library community collectively builds, stewards, and shares materials to support inspired research and teaching. 

The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) has released its Summer 2020 Newsletter, which provides important program updates.