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.
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.
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) recently published an updated version of the “Model Licensing Terms and Specifications for Data Resources".
The recently added UK Data Service, an online data portal featuring UK governmental data, is eDesiderata’s 500th electronic resource entry.
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 is subsidizing access to the new online review ccAdvisor for CRL voting member libraries..
CRL and the North East Research Libraries Consortium (NERL), a nonprofit program operating under the auspices of Yale University, have come to an agreement to relocate NERL operations to CRL. NERL licenses major online products on behalf of 28 member academic research libraries and approximately 80 affiliates, and will be managed as a cooperative program under the CRL organizational umbrella.
In a recent message to CRL library directors, Bernie Reilly reported that CRL has begun to explore providing “end-to end” coverage of news content to researchers at CRL libraries. The recent CRL offers of several key news databases from Readex are a step in that direction: they provide favorable terms for access to a range of historic and current news content.