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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.
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.