September 16, 2021

Digital Preservation: Chronopolis Earns High Marks as “Trustworthy Digital Repository” in CRL TRAC Audit

From the University of California, San Diego: The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has certified Chronopolis, a large-scale data preservation network, as a “trustworthy digital repository” that meets accepted best practices in the management of digital repositories. Chronopolis is led by the UC San Diego Libraries and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC […]

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) and Linda Hall Library Form Global Resources Partnership

From a CRL Announcement: CRL and the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering, and Technology have entered into a strategic partnership to preserve and develop historical research collections in the fields of science, technology and engineering. The partnership will build upon the rich holdings of print serials in those fields assembled by the two institutions […]

Center for Research Libraries Expands Online Legal Collections

From CRL: The partnership between CRL and the Law Library Microform Consortium (LLMC) has entered its second year. This partnership yields several benefits for CRL libraries. LLMC is digitizing law-related collections from CRL, and identifying prospective content for digitization to serve CRL libraries’ research priorities. And the recent cataloging of CRL’s extensive collection of Foreign […]

Print Journals: PAPR (Print Archives Preservation Registry Project) Update From the California Digital Library

From a CDFLINFO News Post by Patricia Martin, California Digital Library: University of California (UC) libraries are running out of space for print journals at the same time that circulation of print journals has declined. In response, print archiving programs like the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) are proving that UC libraries can eliminate redundant […]

New Issue of "Focus on Global Resources" Spotlights Human Rights Documentation

The Winter 2012 issue (Volume 31, Number 2) of Focus on Global Resources from the Center for Research Libraries is now available online. Articles: In This Issue This FOCUS revolves around the theme of human rights documentation and the issues surrounding the survival and integrity of evidence of human rights violations. Human Rights and Electronic Media: a CRL […]

Center for Research Libraries to Purchase Ten New Collections

From a CRL Announcement: The Center for Research Libraries will purchase ten valuable microform and reprint collections through this year’s Purchase Proposal Program, with a list price value of $339,469. These sets will soon be available through interlibrary loan from CRL. Many major microform and reprint sets and collections can be too costly for individual […]

Ann Okerson New Center for Research Libraries Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies

From a CRL Announcement: CRL has engaged Ann Okerson as Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies, effective October 1. Ann Okerson served as Associate University Librarian for Collections and International Programs at Yale University, and is Chair of the Professional Committee of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and a current member of […]

Center for Research Libraries Joins Borrow Direct

From the Announcement: The Center for Research Libraries has joined Borrow Direct, a patron-initiated, rapid book request and delivery system. Borrow Direct now provides access to the collections of Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania libraries, as well as the holdings of the Center for Research Libraries. This new partnership […]

CRL and California Digital Library to Develop Print Archives Preservation Registry

From a Center for Research Libraries Announcement: CRL is working with the California Digital Library to develop a Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR). PAPR will support research library and consortial efforts to archive and manage critical print serial collections in an informed and cost-effective manner. PAPR will feature a searchable database of information about current print […]

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 […]