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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.
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.
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 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.
As of July 1, the CRL community will include 260 institutions, with 14 libraries joining since the beginning of 2011.
CRL staff members will attend this year’s ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 23–26, on a limited basis to report on, and gather input for, CRL programs. Schedule a time to meet with one of our team, or plan to attend a Global Resources Network meeting.
Records of Brazil’s Supreme Military Tribunal, protected by LAMP for 25 years, will be digitized in Brazil.
CRL is working with the California Digital Library to develop a Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR). This registry will support research library and consortium efforts to archive and manage critical print serial collections in an informed and cost-effective manner.
CRL announces the election of two new board members and additions to the Collections and Services Policy Committee.
SAMP has acquired 84 microfilm reels containing issues of Ceylon Times from 1924 to 1930.
LAMP has acquired a microfilm collection of approximately 88,000 pages of manuscript songs, legends, nursery rhymes, and traditional stories from rural Argentina.
 TRAIL has digitized over 20,000 U.S. federal technical reports, including documents produced by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, which was responsible for the peacetime use of atomic science and technology from 1946 until 1974. Much of this information is extremely valuable today in light of the recent nuclear disaster in Japan.
A 2011 CRL report produced for the Library of Congress gives an overview of news workflow and production systems and insights on the new “lifecycle” of news content.  
GNARP’s Librarian Exchanges Working Group has solicited reports from North American librarians who have done library-related travel in German-speaking countries, and librarians from German-speaking countries who have done a library exchange in North America. 
The April 2011 issue of The Charleston Advisor (V12N3) features new reviews of electronic resources for libraries, including reviews of Electronic Enlightenment and the World Health Organization database.
The Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP) will hold its annual Members Meeting on Sunday, May 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Philadelphia in association with the SALALM conference.