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Johns Hopkins Joins Center for Research Libraries
September 28, 2022
The Center for Research Libraries and Johns Hopkins Libraries are pleased to announce that Johns Hopkins University recently became a full-voting member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), a partnership of more than 200 university, college, and independent research libraries.
CSPC Launches Sustainable Stewardship and Access Working Group (SSAWG)
September 28, 2022
SSAWG is charged with investigating and proposing shared solutions to address the large and persistent access backlogs of materials in less commonly held / minoritized languages, the working group aims to build on prior and contemporary initiatives (such as the BTAA Cooperative Cataloging Partnership) and leverage its collective expertise to develop innovative solutions.
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CIFNAL has allocated up to $10,000 for travel stipends for its members to attend the AIFBD conference in Brussels, Belgium in August 16-19, 2023.
The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) is celebrating International Open Access Week (October 24–30) by highlighting items from its collection that support research on environmental history and climate change.
East View Information Services and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) have launched Post-Perestroika Newspapers, the fourth in-copyright collection of titles digitized under the Global Press Archive(GPA) CRL Alliance and the first collection from Phase 2 of the program. Post-Perestroika joins three other in-copyright collections funded through the Alliance:
On April 20-21, CRL held its 73rd Annual Council of Voting Members Meeting. The meeting was noteworthy for being CRL’s first hybrid annual meeting, with a welcome return of (limited) in-person attendance alongside virtual attendees.
CRL is pleased to announce that it is implementing FOLIO as its new library services platform, a direction that is tightly aligned with CRL’s core values of open infrastructure and responsible operations. Further complimenting these enhancements, a new online catalog will go live on June 15, 2022, bringing enhanced discovery experiences to online patrons and researchers.
CRL's Collections and Services Policy Committee is excited to open a call for participation in the newly formed Sustainable Stewardship and Access Working Group.
Associated institutions in Mexico and the US launch the Repository of Documentation on Disappearances in MexicoMarch 21, 2022
On March 23-24 the "Truth, Justice, Memory: Documentary Evidence in the Digital Age" conference will take place at El Colegio de México, where the digital platform Repository of Documentation on Disappearances in Mexico (RDDM) will launch.
Yearly, through the Purchase Proposal Program, CRL members nominate collections for acquisition which are then evaluated and voted on by membership. Once acquired, the materials are available for use by member libraries and their researchers through interlibrary loan. Member participation in the Purchase Proposal Program is one of the ways the CRL community builds a collective collection, providing access to resources that may otherwise be too costly for individual institutions to obtain.
Lanette Garza joins the team as the new NERL Program Manager.