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KU Libraries to host Vice President of Center for Research Libraries

Monday, April 4, 2016

KU Libraries invite faculty and staff to join a conversation with James Simon, vice president of Collections and Services at the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), entitled CRL Collections and the Future of Primary Sources in the Digital Era” on April 19 from 2-3 p.m. in Watson Library, room 503A.

CRL supports faculty and student research and teaching through the acquisition and delivery of unique resources in the humanities, social sciences and sciences.

“In 1949, the University of Kansas was one of ten founding institutions of the Midwest Inter-Library Corporation, the forerunner of today’s Center for Research Libraries,” said Judith Emde, assistant dean of content and access services at KU Libraries. “CRL provides faculty, scholars and students access to extensive primary source collections—newspapers, archives, government publications—and other resources that augment KU’s own collection.”

Simon will share an overview of CRL collections and discuss access to and use of primary source research material with an emphasis on primary research in the digital era. Simon will also invite faculty to discuss their own research and teaching experiences and to suggest what roles they would like the library and CRL to play in their ever-evolving work.

The event is free and open to all. University staff and faculty are encouraged to attend. For more information about CRL, visit

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