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The Winter 2005-06 issue of the Focus newsletter highlights Center efforts to promote robust auditing and certification practices in the evaluation of digital archives and repositories.
This issue focuses on recent activities and projects of the German-North American Resources Partnership (GNARP) of the Global Resources Network.
CRL has received inquiries from a number of libraries about making its records available for loading into member OPACs. We have put together a FAQ based on those inquiries. For more information, please contact Amy Wood, Director of Technical Services.
CRL’s Annual Meeting, April 27-28th in Chicago, featured forums on expanding the scope and diversity of the Global Resources Network and integrating digital technology into CRL operations and services.
Please join the Center’s board and staff in welcoming the University of Pennsylvania as a new Voting member, effective January 1, 2006. Founded by Benjamin Franklin, “Penn” is an Ivy League school located in Philadelphia.
If you have questions about the Purchase Proposal Program, please contact Mary Wilke.
Global Resources Fall Newsletter Available.
The Center for Research Libraries has unveiled a new online catalog, allowing researchers additional functionality in searching and displaying the more than one million records in the catalog. The added functionality includes two new search types: a dedicated newspaper search and a combined author and title search.
The Center is pleased to announce that its catalog records have surpassed the one million mark. Since 2002, the cataloging department has added approximately 500,000 records to OCLC and the Center’s catalog, about 125,000 each year.
Please join the Center’s board and staff in welcoming Temple University and the University of Manitoba as new Voting members, effective September 1, 2005. Temple University is located in Philadelphia and the University of Manitoba is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Starting in September, links to Focus articles will be included in the monthly Informed Librarian Online newsletter, which delivers professional reading with searchable capacity to subscriber desktops.
The Summer 2005 Focus newsletter reports on important collections and access developments in an exceptionally productive year at the Center.
The Center is pleased to welcome as new members the following institutions: Brigham Young University New York Public Library University of Connecticut University of Montreal University of South Florida
Global Resources Spring Newsletter Available
Hats off to the Center's cataloging staff for producing more than 130,950 catalog records in 2004, including 106,496 for the Center's foreign dissertations collection. Of the total records produced, 63,549 were original to WorldCat.
The University of Hong Kong was established in 1912 and its library, with collections that exceed two million volumes plus a rapidly growing corpus of electronic resources, is the oldest academic library in Hong Kong.
CRL is pleased to announce the results of this year's Shared Purchase Program. With contributions from:
The Center has been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop the processes and activities required to audit and certify digital archives.
"Knowledge Biodiversity: the Precarious Economics of Preserving the World’s News" by Bernard F. Reilly, Jr. A paper produced for the Association of College and Research Libraries Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, April 2005
The Center for Research Libraries is pleased to announce the FY2005 Shared Purchase Program.