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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.
The Center's Annual Meeting, April 14-15 in Chicago, included forums on building an e-CRL and rethinking the fee structure, as well as a facility tour.
Global Resources Winter Newsletter Available
Please join the Center’s board and staff in welcoming Oklahoma State University as a new Voting member, effective January 1, 2005. Oklahoma State University is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and includes auxiliary campuses in Oklahoma City and Okmulgee.
The Center has been awarded an Illinois Clean Energy grant of $56,400 to upgrade and modernize the Center’s lighting system on all four floors. The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, a subsidiary of Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), invests in clean energy development and land preservation efforts to improve environmental quality in Illinois. The grant will enable the Center to upgrade 1,295 fixtures with energy-efficient lamps and install motion-activated on/off switching in the storage areas.
FY2005 Purchase Proposal Voting Completed
The FY04 Purchase Proposal vote is complete.
The Center for Research Libraries is pleased to share a detailed list of items on this year's Purchase Proposal Ballot. Voting members have until December 2, 2004 to return their ballot.
The Center is pleased to welcome as new members the following colleges and universities. Six of them belong to the MINITEX consortium and five belong to the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM). College of St. Catherine in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
This debut issue of the Global Resources newsletter reflects the vision and commitment of a newly formed partnership composed of the Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). The newsletter features a preview of upcoming GRN activities and an update on each of the projects.
Finding primary resource materials for advanced research is now easy and fast with Catalog Search, the newly redesigned search feature on the Center’s Web site.
The Center Web site is now more printer friendly, due to a newly designed print style sheet. Simply select the desired page and choose PRINT from your browser window.

FY04 ILL Figures
24 Aug 2004

In 2004 the Center shipped 92% of interlibrary loans within 24 hrs and 90% of copies within 24 hrs.
CRL's recent Middle East and Africana acquisitions.