TRAIL's Summer 2020 Newsletter

Illustration: Mining Conditions Under the City of Scranton, Pennsylvania. U.S. Bureau of Mines,1912.

Monday, August 3, 2020
Contact: 
Aileen Mulchrone - amulchrone@crl.edu
Program: 

The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) has released its Summer 2020 Newsletter, in which you will find updates about:

  • Recently aggregated outreach tools to publicize TRAIL’s collection to patrons
  • TRAIL’s new Steering Committee members
  • The latest new member of TRAIL (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • TRAIL’s first virtual annual meeting, held in May

The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) identifies, acquires, catalogs, digitizes, and provides unrestricted access to U.S. government agency technical reports.  TRAIL currently consists of over four dozen member institutions whose annual membership fees and volunteered staff time further the efforts of the project.  The mission of TRAIL is to ensure preservation, discoverability, and persistent open access to government technical publications regardless of form or format.  TRAIL provides unrestricted access to these digitized technical reports through the TRAIL Search Interface. Millions of pages of elusive technical reports are now discoverable, thanks to the collaborative effort of TRAIL members.

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