May 21, 2018

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to Digitize College & Research Libraries Archive


In a boon to researchers, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will digitize the full contents of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) official scholarly research journal College & Research Libraries (C&RL) through 1996 and make them freely available to the public in the University of Illinois’s IDEALS institutional repository, according to an ACRL press release.

C&RL contents from 1997 to the present are freely available to the public under the journal’s open access policy, adopted in April 2011.

“With the digitization of the print back file from 1939 to 1996, the journal will be available in its entirety online and open access to the entire world,” said C&RL Editor Joseph J. Branin of the King Abdullah University for Science and Technology.

The C&RL project, which should be available by the summer of 2012, will join other LIS publications, such as Library Trends and the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, available for public access through the IDEALS repository.

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Michael Kelley is the former Editor-in-Chief, Library Journal.