The Center for Research Libraries, of which Colgate is a member, will purchase eight valuable microform and reprint collections through this year’s Purchase Proposal Program. These sets, valued at $125,886, will soon be available through interlibrary loan from CRL. See the list of sources purchased on the CRL webpage.
Many major collections can be too costly for individual institutions, and are not readily available through interlibrary loan. Through the CRL Purchase Proposal Program, libraries nominate microform and hard copy collections for CRL purchase. Participation in this cooperative purchase program is one of the benefits of a CRL membership.
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Back in January CRL purchased a large batch of material with member funds. The items rejected from the fall wish list were then available for individual library sponsorship under the “shared purchase program”. A group of the larger research libraries banded together and raised enough funds to make certain titles affordable for the group. The list of titles which will be purchased is below.
Bibliothek der Frauenfrage in Deutschland collection Supplements 1 & 2. 459 fiche
The two supplements will augment the works in the original set acquired by CRL previously, containing literature on the German women’s movement and gender studies.
Flugschriften des 17. Jahrhunderts in der Staats- und Stadtbibliothek Augsburg [17th Century Pamphlets in the Augsburg State and City Library].683 fiche.
(Note: Three institutions expressed interest in access to the PDF download service for an additional cost for their institutions. Negotiations are underway. CRL will forward additional information when available.)
Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, and Marathi Jewish Printing in India. 1,376 fiche.
The Valmadonna Collection of Hebrew and Jewish books from India is a unique and unparalleled resource for the study of Eastern printing and lithography, Hebrew poetry and liturgical history, Eastern Judeo-Arabic literature, and the folklore traditions and vernacular writings of the Jews of South Asia.