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The Imperial Russian Newspapers collection, part of the CRL/East View Global Press Archive Charter Alliance, extends open access worldwide to critical sources for the study of the Russian Empire from the eighteenth through early twentieth centuries.

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has aligned with leading organizations committed to realizing an open scholarly information environment by signing OA2020’s Expression of Interest. With this declaration, CRL stands with its member signatories and libraries across the globe to call on all parties involved in scholarly publishing to “collaborate on a swift and efficient transition for the benefit of scholarship and society at large.”

The RDDM Advisory Committee, composed of a broad cross-section of documentation, civil society, and human rights expertise, in addition to representatives of families of the disappeared, will strengthen the ability of the Repository to gather facts and information, which will enable researchers and policy makers to implement solutions to the humanitarian crisis regarding the more than 80,000 officially recognized disappeared persons in Mexico.

The NERL Consortium issued a statement, “NERL Demands a Better Deal,” articulating the values NERL will adopt in negotiating agreements with publishers.

TRAIL's Winter 2021 Newsletter

February 25, 2021

The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) has released its Winter 2021 Newsletter, containing timely updates about the program.

The University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium has joined CRL under CRL's new consortia membership model, adding 17 academic and specialized libraries from 15 institutions to the CRL community. 

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is pleased to announce the results of the 2021 Purchase Proposal Program ballot. This year, CRL members voted to acquire four new collections representing a broad range of research interests across the membership. 

South Asia Open Archives (available at recently published approximately 600 issues of Morning Star.

TRAIL Celebrates 15 Years

February 8, 2021

Fifteen years after the initial pilot, TRAIL consists of over four dozen member institutions whose annual membership fees and volunteered staff time have digitized over 86,000 reports.

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL), where students, faculty, and researchers at over 200 member institutions benefit from a wealth of scholarly resources in CRL collections, has joined both The Partnership and the Rosemont Alliance.