Submit Nominations for 2014 Purchase Proposal Program

Front page of 2008 edition of Rafu Shimpo

Monday, August 26, 2013
Mary Wilke -

Many major microform sets and multi-volume print publications are too costly for individual institutions to acquire, and are not readily available through interlibrary loan. Each year, CRL purchases microform and published print collections nominated by member libraries. In August and September, CRL voting member libraries nominate these collections, and vote on the collections nominated to determine which items CRL acquires. 

CRL now invites nominations for this year’s voting.   All CRL libraries may propose collections for purchase under this program. Last year’s voting resulted in the purchase of 12 new sets with a total with a total list price value of $181,848, including the Japanese-American newspaper Rafu Shimpo (right).

CRL has now sent passwords to access the online nomination form to a contact person at each CRL institution. To find out the name of your institution's contact, or if your institution did not receive a password, please email Mary Wilke.

The deadline for FY2014 Purchase Proposal nominations is September 30, 2013.

More information on the Purchase Proposal Program can be found in the Collection Building section of CRL’s website.