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The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) has released its Autumn 2020 Newsletter, containing timely updates about the program.

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

CRL has numerous online resources available to researchers and scholars working remotely.

TRAIL (the Technical Report Archive & Image Library) welcomes new members Syracuse University and The Ohio State University, which support TRAIL's work in identifying, cataloging, digitizing, and providing unrestricted permanent access to U.S. government agency technical reports.

TRAIL Welcomes 50th Member

December 14, 2018

TRAIL (the Technical Report Archive & Image Library) celebrates a major membership milestone by welcoming Virginia Tech as its 50th institutional member.

MARC records for technical reports digitized by TRAIL can now be retrieved from OCLC's WorldShare Metadata Services, Collection Manager.

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 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.

TRAIL Welcomes New Members

September 14, 2017

TRAIL welcomes new members Johns Hopkins University and the Colorado School of Mines.

The TRAIL collection now contains more than 61,500 federal technical reports, including over 4.5 million pages of content.

CRL libraries are helping grow and strengthen the print journal holdings maintained under the Global Resources Partnership in Science, Technology and Engineering, to ensure the availability of knowledge resources vital to research and learning.

CRL and the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology (LHL) have recently completed the first round of strategic digitization of serials jointly held by the two organizations. 

TRAIL has completed digitization of the Research and Development Progress Reports issued by the Office of Saline Waters between 1955 and 1972. The technical reports issued by the Office of Saline Waters are valuable research resources for the study of topics including thermodynamics and water resource policy.

Now in its fifth year, CRL's Global Resources Partnership in Science, Technology, and Engineering continues to expand benefits to CRL member libraries.

New Members Join TRAIL

May 26, 2016

Four institutions recently joined TRAIL (the Technical Report Archive & Image Library).  TRAIL identifies, acquires, catalogs, digitizes and provides unrestricted access to U.S. government agency technical reports.

TRAIL is in the top 25 of HathiTrust content contributors, with more than 39,000 volumes of technical reports originally published by the US Government.

CRL and the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology (LHL) recently expanded the terms of the Global Resources Partnership in Science, Technology, and Engineering to encompass strategic digitization of serials jointly held by the two organizations. 

TRAIL has now digitized over 5,000 technical reports produced by the Atomic Energy Commission, many of which were produced by the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State.

TRAIL (the Technical Report Archive & Image Library) now has over 1 million pages of content in the University of North Texas Digital Library.

TRAIL will now collect U.S. government technical reports from all years, doing away with the 1975 cutoff it had previously used.  Following a recent vote of the membership, the TRAIL Bylaws were amended to allow for personal memberships.