November 27, 2015

North East Research Libraries Consortium (NERL) Relocating Operations to Center for Research Libraries (CRL)

From a CRL Announcement:

CRL and the North East Research Libraries Consortium (NERL), a nonprofit program operating under the auspices of Yale University, have come to an agreement to relocate NERL operations to CRL. Under this new arrangement, NERL, which licenses major online products on behalf of 28 member academic research libraries and approximately 80 affiliates, will be managed as a cooperative program under the CRL organizational umbrella.


This new working relationship will offer CRL and NERL libraries greater leverage in acquiring key electronic resources, and in shaping the terms of access to those resources.

This partnership compares in many respects with the arrangements CRL has with the Global Resources and Area Microform projects. It preserves a high degree of autonomy and self-governance for NERL, while creating synergies between NERL licensing and CRL’s own Global Resources Forum activities.

Direct to List of NERL Core and Affiliate Members

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