2009 LARRP Annual Report
15 Dec 2009
The 2009 LARRP chair’s report is now available for participants.
The Africa Studies Center (The Netherlands) becomes the newest international member of the Cooperative Africana Microform Project.
Children accidentally aloft in a balloon—information now available in digitized historic American periodicals from CRL.
University of Pennsylvania joins CIFNAL
3 Dec 2009
The University becomes the group’s 29th institutional member.
The University of Pennsylvania is the latest institution to join the German-North American Resources Partnership.
The University of Sheffield (UK) is the newest international member of CAMP (Cooperative Africana Microform Project). CAMP, founded in 1963, is a joint effort by research libraries throughout the world and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) to promote the preservation of publications and archives concerning the nearly fifty nations of Sub-Saharan Africa
Charleston Advisor New Product Reviews
13 Nov 2009
The new issue (V11N2) of The Charleston Advisor (TCA), a print and online review of electronic resources for libraries, has been released.
Vote in Purchase Proposal Program
11 Nov 2009
Voting has begun on the CRL FY2010 Purchase Proposal Ballot. This year CRL will allocate $135,000 to the purchase of collections through this program.
The goal of the initiative is to significantly reduce costs, increase accessibility, and foster long-term preservation of journals, newspapers, and government documents for scholars and researchers in the CRL community.
In October 2009, CRL surpassed two million pages digitized on request for scholars at member libraries.
World Newspaper Archive Update
5 Oct 2009
LAN approaches 900,000 pages; CRL begins production on African Newspapers.
Digitizing American Periodicals
17 Sep 2009
In June, 2009, ProQuest launched American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries (APCRL), which ultimately will contain nearly three million pages of CRL journal content with full-color scans and searchable text.
CRL initiated its new Primary Source Awards program in the fall of 2009. Primary Source Awards will recognize the contributions of research and teaching faculty, librarians and library staff, graduate students, and others within the CRL community for their creative use of primary source materials in three arenas: research, teaching, and access.
Upcoming MEMP Meeting November 19, 2009
12 Sep 2009
The next meeting of the Middle East Microform Project (MEMP) will be held during the MELA Conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 19, 2009.
Upcoming SEEMP Meeting November 13, 2009
12 Sep 2009
The next meeting of SEEMP will be held Friday, November 13 at 3:00 - 4:45 pm in the Rhode Island Room in the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA. For more information, visit the SEEMP Web page.
CRL Human Rights blog
10 Sep 2009
CRL announces its Human Rights blog to promote findings of its investigation into the use of technology in human rights practices. The purpose of the blog is to circulate information about human rights documentation, digital technology, archiving strategies and related information. It can be found at http://crlgrn.wordpress.com/.
Upcoming CAMP meeting November 20, 2009
10 Sep 2009
The next meeting of the Cooperative Africana Microform Project (CAMP) will be held during the African Studies Association Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on Friday, November 20 2009.