CRL announces the release of World Newspaper Archive–Latin American Newspapers, Series 2. This new module will provide more than 1.2 million fully searchable pages of newspapers published in Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
MEMP Preserves Turkish Newspapers
9 Feb 2012
MEMP recently completed a long-standing project to microfilm CRL’s holdings of several Turkish newspapers from the 1940s and ’50s.
TRAIL Welcomes Five New Members
8 Feb 2012
Five new institutions have joined the Technical Report Archive & Image Library project since November 2011.
CRL recently completed cataloging its extensive Foreign Official Gazette collection, holdings of which date from 1665 and represent 161 countries.
CRL Now Hosts LIBLICENSE Site
25 Jan 2012
After 15 years at Yale University, the LIBLICENSE project (including the liblicense-l discussion group and the website) has moved to the Center for Research Libraries, which now hosts and supports the site.
CRL Working with CRKN, JISC
23 Jan 2012
CRL, CRKN, and JISC Collections will combine expertise and resources to improve access to primary source databases.
For a second year, the GNARP Scholarship will assist librarians participating in professional exchanges between North America and German-speaking areas in Europe. The amount of the stipend is $1,200.
CRL Adds New Members
9 Jan 2012
The CRL community has reached a historic high of 264 institutions, with the recent addition of three new members.
CRL to Purchase Ten New Collections
14 Dec 2011
The Center for Research Libraries will purchase several new items for this year’s Purchase Proposal Program, with a total list price value of $339,469.
CRL is now accepting online nominations for the 2012 Primary Source Awards, an annual competition designed to recognize and publicize librarians, teachers, and researchers who use or promote use of primary source materials. The nomination deadline is January 31.
New TCA Electronic Resources Reviews
7 Nov 2011
The October 2011 issue (V13N2) of The Charleston Advisor (TCA) features a comparison review of IBISWorld Global Industry Reports, Euromonitor Market Research Monitor, and Mintel Global Market Navigator, as well as reviews of Classiques Garnier Numérique, Bibliography of Linguistic Literature Database, and more.
Vote in the 2012 Purchase Proposal Program
28 Oct 2011
The deadline for voting in the CRL FY2012 Purchase Proposal program is November 22. Through this program, CRL libraries prioritize microform and reprint collections for CRL to acquire.
CRL has engaged Ann Okerson as Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies, to help ensure persistent and affordable access for CRL libraries to electronic resources in the humanities and social science.
CRL Partners with Borrow Direct
16 Sep 2011
The Center for Research Libraries has forged a close partnership with Borrow Direct, a patron-initiated, rapid book request and delivery system. The partnership will allow researchers at CRL member institutions in Borrow Direct to have direct access to discover and request material from CRL’s extensive collections.
New TCA Electronic Resource Reviews
22 Aug 2011
The July 2011 issue (V13N1) of The Charleston Advisor (TCA) features reviews of several foreign-language databases, an article on the recent CRL-NDIIPP preservation analysis of electronic news, Mapping the Newspaper Industry in Transition, and much more.
CRL Upgrades Collections Facility
10 Aug 2011
CRL is undergoing major upgrades of its collections facility, to enhance the efficiency of the climate-control system and to improve the integrity of the facility’s exterior “envelope” with a more energy-efficient and eco-friendly system.
LAMP is funding the digitization of Puerto Rican court documents at the University of Connecticut.
CRL invites nominations for cooperative purchases in the FY 2012 Purchase Proposal Program until September 30.
Thirty-two Bibliothèque Bleue texts from the University of California at Berkeley’s Bancroft Library were recently added to CIFNAL’s Bibliothèque Bleue project, hosted by ARTFL.
CRL’s digital production program has now digitized over three million pages for scholars at CRL libraries, representing the digital conversion of approximately 16,000 items to date.