July 31, 2014

Reference: TRAIL Open Access Archive of U.S. Government Technical Reports Adds New Content

From CRL: TRAIL [Technical Report Archive and Image Library] has recently uploaded new U.S. government technical reports to the University of North Texas Digital Library, which serves as one of the repositories of TRAIL’s digitized collections. Recently added content includes reports from the United States Bureau of Standards, United States Bureau of Mines, and the National […]

Scholar Portal from the Ontario Council of University Libraries Becomes Canada’s First Certified Trusted Digital Repository

From the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL): …Scholars Portal is now the first certified Trustworthy Digital Repository in Canada. OCUL, which has been acquiring and managing digital content since 2002, is committed to the long-term preservation of scholarly resources for the benefit of future students and researchers. [Clip] This certification, the only generally recognized certification for […]

Center for Research Libraries Welcomes Four New Members As Organization Membership Reaches All-Time Record

From a News Release: On July 1, 2012 CRL will begin fiscal year 2012-13 with a historic high membership of 267 institutions. This includes the following new members: Boston College University of Nebraska Chicago Botanic Garden (Located in Glencoe, IL) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archive (Located in Cleveland) Read the Complete […]

Video/Slides: Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Collections and Services Webinar

The following webinar was recorded on June 6, 2011. It was designed to: provide library staff and faculty at CRL libraries with information on CRL collections, services, and programs highlight cost-saving and collaborative opportunities available through CRL’s cooperative collection programs furnish how-to information on access to CRL collections, through ILL and electronic delivery promote discussion […]

Reference: Handy Spreadsheet With Info About 290 News Databases, Result of Recent CRL Survey

Last week we discovered (we’re always looking) a very informative new spreadsheet from the Center for Research Libraries that lists a sizable collection of news and news-related databases. What we found came without any supporting documentation about when and why it was created. We reached out to James Simon from CRL.  He got back to […]

CRL, CRKN, and JISC Form Partnership to Explore Challenges in Acquisition and Preservation of E-Resources

From the Centers for Research Libraries (CRL): Recently CRL collection development staff met with the senior leadership of two major national site licensing organizations: the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and Joint Information Steering Committee of the Higher Education Funding Council, UK (JISC Collections). The meeting was to explore the special challenges of licensing and […]

Recently Released: CRL Website Features Global Resources Forum With Reviews, Profiles, and More

Some of the material accessible from the resource listed below will likely be of interest to many librarians, researchers, and others in the info community. From a Center for Research Libraries Announcement: CRL recently opened the Global Resources Forum section on its website. The section offers four main tools to help CRL libraries make informed collection […]

HathiTrust Certified as Trustworthy Repository

From a HathiTrust Announcement: HathiTrust has been certified as a trustworthy digital repository by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) through their rigorous Trustworthy Repositories Audit and Certification (TRAC) assessment program. Only a small number of digital repositories have been granted this certification. As our reliance on digital resources grows, the need for “long-lived” collections […]