May 25, 2022

Milestones: Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) Celebrates 15 Years, Over 86,000 Reports Digitized

From the Center for Research Libraries (CRL):

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.


In 2006, the Greater Western Library Alliance funded a digitization pilot project to address these issues. In 2007, the pilot project morphed into the Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL), an ongoing effort that identifies, acquires, catalogs, digitizes and provides unrestricted access to federal agency technical reports.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.