I just got out of a meeting where we learned about the benefits we get from being a CRL member library. I had no idea. And now I’ve got another whole collection to learn because the CRL library acts, in effect, like off-site storage for us. Who knew?!?
Anyway, they’ve got some incredible digital collections (growing all the time, of course) that are open to all:
- Chinese pamphlets: Political communication and mass education in the early period of the People’s Republic of China
- Slavery and Manumission Manuscripts of Timbuktu
- Brazilian Government Documents
- Pamphlets and Periodicals of the French Revolution of 1848
- Digital South Asia Library (DSAL)
- ALMA E-books Archive
- Mapping Mediterranean Lands
- Middle East Research Journals
Now I’ve got to start thinking how I can educate my faculty about borrowing from CRL, ordering purchase on demand materials from there, and generally putting our membership dollars to as much work as possible.