For Immediate Release
Minneapolis, MN, USA. January 29, 2019—East View Information Services is pleased to announce a groundbreaking alliance with the
Center for Research Libraries (CRL) to digitize and make available 4.5 million pages of international newspaper content. This initiative, part of
the East View Global Press Archive® program, will deliver 1.5 million pages of content for all CRL member institutions and participating
institutions, in addition to 3 million pages to be available in Open Access.
Specific titles will be determined by a CRL Advisory Committee, which will prioritize regional and thematic collections reflecting the needs of CRL
membership. This is a revolutionary approach to library publishing in its scope and approach, its contribution to Digital Humanities, and in its
emphasis on Open Access aspects.
Content will be selected from CRL and CRL member holdings, notably including the vast collection of key international titles from the Hoover
Institution now held by Stanford University Libraries. These titles, collected from over 125 countries, will transform academic research,
providing researchers with a reflection of the events of the 19th and 20th centuries that is unprecedented in its geographic, political, and
CRL and several of its member libraries are generously making possible the release of 3 million pages of this content as Open Access. All content
in the program is to be presented in full-image and full-text format and will also be available to CRL members through digital archival copies
delivered to CRL for long-term preservation. East View and CRL will produce several Area Studies collections, bringing research value to multiple
areas of study.
“We are privileged to work with CRL on this groundbreaking initiative.” says Kent Lee, Founder and CEO of East View Companies. “From its founding,
East View has focused on supporting academic research with global content in vernacular languages. This initiative extends East View’s mission to
bring ‘Uncommon Information from Extraordinary Places’ to academic research.”
“This cooperative venture of East View and CRL will enable digital access to a vast trove of world news, curated by area specialists at CRL libraries
and policy researchers at the Hoover Institution, one of the world’s premier think tanks,” says CRL president Bernard Reilly.
For further information on this program and other newspaper initiatives, contact Bryan Benilous, Director, Newspaper Products Division,
Contact: Grant Bistram
East View Information Services, Inc.
10601 Wayzata Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55305 USA
About East View Information Services
East View Information Services (www.eastview.com), is a leading provider of English- and
foreign language information products and services, including Russian, Chinese, and Arabic databases, print periodicals, books,
and research collections. The company serves all geographies and many market segments, including academic institutions, government
organizations, corporations, public and federal libraries, and law firms. East View is headquartered in Minneapolis, USA, with
major offices in Russia and Ukraine.