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Diversity as Knowledge Series Keynote: Schuyler Esprit, 'The Right to Serendipity: The Unlikely Scenes of Caribbean Knowledge Production'

In what ways do individuals and communities of the region assert their “right to research”? How does the integration of digital technologies and digital humanities methodologies facilitate the preservation and articulation of local knowledges, even in the face of economic underdevelopment, political fragility, climate vyulnerability or diminished social significance? This talk will provide examples, through the work of Create Caribbean Research Institute, of unlikely collaborations between community organizations, students and citizen-scholars that lead to formal and vernacular outcomes, constituting an invaluable part of the historical record of the Caribbean region. Click here to learn more and register.

Johns Hopkins Joins CRL

The Center for Research Libraries and Johns Hopkins Libraries are pleased to announce that Johns Hopkins University recently became a full-voting member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), a partnership of more than 200 university, college, and independent research libraries. To read more, click here.

Collections and Services Policy Committee (CSPC) Launches Group to Address Backlogs of Materials in Less Commonly Held Languages

CRL is pleased to announce the formation of its Sustainable Stewardship and Access Working Group (SSAWG). Charged with investigating and proposing shared solutions to address the large and persistent access backlogs of materials in less commonly held / minoritized languages, the working group aims to build on prior and contemporary initiatives (such as the BTAA Cooperative Cataloging Partnership) and leverage its collective expertise to develop innovative solutions. To read more, click here.

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