May 29, 2022

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 decisions:

  • Reviews include information on major primary source databases and collections—such as Times of India, Pravda, and British Records on the Atlantic World—from specialists in the CRL community.
  • Profiles of major repositories like Portico and UMI analyze the trustworthiness and sustainability of electronic resources and repositories for the research community.
  • Topic Guides to collections and resources in CRL areas of focus, dealing with subjects like water resources and medieval studies.
  • Data & Tools has a searchable knowledge-base about print archive initiatives like the Print Archives and Preservation Registry, including archive conditions, holdings, and collection analysis.

The Forum is intended to foster community exchange of information, through analysis, reviews, feedback and comments contributed by individuals at CRL libraries, and discussions in Forum webinars and teleconferences.

Direct to Global Resources Forum

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