Duke University Libraries is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). As a member institution, Duke University faculty, students and staff are eligible to borrow CRL resources through extended Document Delivery or electronic delivery. Duke University affiliates are eligible to benefit from the following CRL member services:
"CRL holds over four million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, government publications and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching. Holdings include such diverse materials as 800,000 doctoral dissertations (including those of Albert Einstein, Dag Hammarskjold and other Nobel laureates), some of the earliest African-American newspapers and the 100,000-plus-page archive of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge security force. Emphasis is on materials produced outside the United States, and the Center has special strength in publications and archives from many developing nations."
Source: CRL Web Site
CRL can purchase certain resources on demand. Purchases on Demand can typically be made for the following types of resources:
"CRL will offer the pilot Scholar's Access Program. In contrast to CRL's other collection programs, the Scholar's Access Program will provide access to material which may not be added to CRL's physical collection.
Duke is a member of the CRL Area Studies Program, which "provides access to a pool of materials that are beyond the means of any individual area studies program to provide and that might not be available at all without preservation.
CRL administers and coordinates the activities of six area studies microform projects:
Each project has its own governance, by-laws and fees. Each project selects material to preserve and collect according to its own guidelines."
Source: CRL Area Studies Program
Duke is a member of the CRL Global Resources Network (GRN), a voluntary and collaborative initiative of higher academic research institutions to expand and enhance access to international scholarly resources. The library has supported the following GRN initiatives:
Brazilian Government Documents
Executive branch serial documents issued by Brazil's national government during the period between 1821 and 1993, and by its provincial governments from the earliest available for each province to the end of the Empire in 1889.
Chinese pamphlets: Political communication and mass education in the early period of the People's Republic of China
Chinese pamphlets, picture books and other propaganda issued during the early years of the People’s Republic of China between 1947 and 1954. Unlike the high-end, made-for-export propaganda held by many Western libraries, this is the “street literature” of the revolution: the comic books, leaflets and other ephemera distributed to the population of the provincial cities and villages.
Digital South Asia Library (DSAL)
The Digital South Asia Library provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia including books and journals, full-text dictionaries, bibliographies, images, maps, and statistical information from the colonial period through the present.
Established in 1908 by the Polish National Alliance, Dziennik Zwiazkowy continues to be published today as the Polish Daily News. This database includes the first ten years (1908-1917) of publication, which represent local, national and international issues of utmost concern to the Polish community of Chicago at that time.
Pamphlets and Periodicals of the French Revolution of 1848
Digital collection of pamphlets and periodicals from the French Revolution of 1848 held by Center for Research Libraries.
Slavery and Manumission Manuscripts of Timbuktu
From the Bibliothèque Commémorative Mama Haidara in Timbuktu, Mali, a collection of 19th century manuscripts relating to slavery and manumission in Timbuktu. The materials, in Arabic, provide documentation on Africans in slavery in Muslim societies.
World Newspaper Archive
The World Newspaper Archive is a collaborative effort of CRL member institutions and Readex to preserve and provide persistent access to historical newspapers from around the globe. Access is available for all CRL member institutions.
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