Bernie Reilly, President of the Center for Research Libraries, spent last Wednesday with UK librarians discussing a wide range of research library issues. His presentation, Future of Primary Sources for Research, reviewed the work of CRL in preserving unique collections from around the world and the impact of those collections on research. Reilly also met during the day with collection liaisons and faculty and staff involved with interlibrary loans.
“The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. Founded in 1949, CRL supports advanced research and teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences by preserving and making available to scholars the primary source material critical to those disciplines.”
“CRL acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources from a global network of sources. Most materials acquired are from outside the United States, and many are from five “emerging” regions of the world: Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Latin America.”