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The standing working group reporting to CSPC will play a substantive role in shaping, implementing, and maintaining CRL’s approaches to international collection management.
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. 
As a research Library, CRL shares its members’ strong interest in access to contemporary news content to support research and teaching without geographic or linguistic limits.
Twenty-two MARC records are now available for the Late Qing and Republican-era Chinese newspapers, the first Open Access module from the Global Press Archive collection.
CRL negotiates extraordinary access to archival and special collections content from Gale Primary Sources to assist students, faculty, and staff at CRL member institutions working remotely in response to COVID-19. CRL members have unlimited access to a number of archives and customized webinars in Gale Primary Sources from now until June 30, 2020.
CRL has arranged for its members to gain access to EBSCO collections for the remainder of the academic year.
CRL has reduced access barriers to nearly 10,000 titles previously digitized (in whole or in part) through on-demand and strategic scanning.
CRL has numerous online resources available to researchers and scholars working remotely.
CRL voting member libraries have approved the acquisition of six collective collections with an estimated list price value of $121,624. Once acquired, the collections will be owned collectively by the CRL community.
The CRL/East View Global Press Archive Charter Alliance will make 500,000 pages of unique and rarely-held titles from the Middle East and North Africa accessible for research opportunities.
The deadline for voting on the FY2020 Purchase Proposal Program has been extended through Monday, December 2.

CRL and Open Access
25 Oct 2019

CRL salutes International Open Access Week by recognizing a history of commitment to making primary sources collections openly accessible.
CRL announces a partnership making collections of historical source materials from the South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) openly available on JSTOR at saoa.crl.edu.
Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers has been released as the first Open Access collection coming out of the Global Press Archive (GPA) CRL Charter Alliance, a multi-year, flagship collaboration between CRL and East View Information Services. The collection, ultimately comprising 500,000 pages from hundreds of titles published in China between 1912 and 1949, is hosted on East View’s GPA platform.
CRL invites representatives of CRL voting member libraries to nominate and vote for collections through the Purchase Proposal Program. The deadline is September 30, 2019.
Project Ceres—a collaboration between USAIN, AgNIC, and CRL—funds eight digitization projects for 2019-2020.
CRL's partner LLMC recently implemented a new viewer to support intuitive browsing and navigation at the document level.
Thanks to support from two member libraries, CRL will acquire two collections through its 2019 Shared Purchase Program.
The Southeast Asia Materials Project (SEAM) recently preserved several newspapers from Indonesia.
SAMP has digitized two rare and valuable Gujarati women's journals: Strī bodh (issues from 1858-1941) and Sundarī subodha (issues from 1904-1923).