Shared Resources / Common Vision: CRL’s 2015 Collections Forum

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
James Simon -

This year’s Global Resources Collections Forum, to be held as a webcast following the Council of Voting Members meeting on April 24, will feature new developments in CRL acquisitions and licensing. Attendees will provide input on CRL strategies for expanding member access to news, government and legal information, and archives.

Between now and April, CRL will share strategic framework documents and solicit comments. Member library input at this annual event determines the shape of the shared collections and services to the CRL community.The Forum is an opportunity for representatives of CRL libraries to weigh in on CRL cooperative collecting and licensing activities, and help guide CRL’s agenda.

The Forum will be webcast from the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology. Located in Kansas City, Linda Hall is a major independent research library. Under a Global Resources Partnership with CRL, Linda Hall provides researchers at CRL libraries assured, long-term access to its vast and growing holdings of science, technology and engineering journals. The combined CRL and Linda Hall journal holdings exceed those of all but the largest ARL libraries.

For detailed information and to register to participate, see the Event Page.

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