Please join us on Friday, March 8th for a talk by Bernie Reilly, President of the Center for Research Libraries. Mr, Reilly will be speaking about “The Future of Primary Sources and the Use of CRL Materials in the Classroom.” Following his talk, there will be time for questions and answers. Coffee and refreshments will be served.
When: March 8, 2013
2:30-3:00pm Questions & Answers
Where: Richardson Library Room 115, 1st floor
and DPC 10028 in the Loop Library via Polycom
About the Center for Research Libraries:
Do you use primary sources in your research or your teaching? What if you had access to millions of primary resources in a local repository? Good news, you do! DePaul is a member of the Center for Research Libraries
, a cooperative dedicated to acquiring and preserving traditional and digital resources for research and teaching. The Center for Research Libraries has approximately 5 million items in its collection available for you to use (half a million monographs in all formats, 10,000 newspapers from around the world, area studies, foreign documents, and more).
The Center for Research Libraries makes available approximately five million publications, archives, and collections and one million digital resources to its member libraries to supplement their own humanities, science, and social science holdings. CRL materials can be obtained for extended loan periods and at no cost by users affiliated with member libraries. Last year, 92 percent of the CRL’s interlibrary loan requests were sent by two-day express within one business day, and 90 percent of copies were delivered within one business day as well.
CRL resources include:
6,500 international newspapers, many dating to the 1700s—the largest collection of circulating newspapers in North America
- 4,500 U.S. newspapers, many dating to the colonial era, including 2,000 ethnic titles
- Foreign journals rarely held in U.S. libraries
- More than 800,000 dissertations
- Area Studies: major microform and paper collections from Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, and many other area