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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.

ICON Survey Results
15 Apr 2004

Learn about the "Disappearing News" and the Center’s newspaper preservation survey.
The 55th annual meeting of the Center’s Council of Voting Members will be held on Friday, April 23, 2004. The meeting will feature the session, Building Blocks of a National Print Preservation Network: A Strategic Forum.

DATAD Workshop
25 Mar 2003

DATAD announces workshop titled Intellectual Property, Governance, Dissemination, and Funding Strategies, February 19-20, 2004 in Accra, Ghana.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) a grant of $350,000, for continued support of the International Coalition on Newspapers project (ICON).
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant of $510,000 to the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) to support strategic initiatives in cataloging, the development of distributed print archives, and cooperative collection development.
Bernard F. Reilly, Jr., has been appointed President of the Center for Research Libraries.
Melissa D. Trevvett, Associate Dean at Loyola University Libraries, has been appointed Vice President and Director of Programs and Services at the Center for Research Libraries.