Global Press Archive CRL Alliance Launches New In-Copyright Collection

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 – East View Information Services and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) have launched Post-Perestroika Newspapers, the fourth in-copyright collection of titles digitized under the Global Press Archive (GPA) CRL Alliance and the first collection from Phase 2 of the program.  Post-Perestroika joins three other in-copyright collections funded through the Alliance:

These collections are selected by a CRL advisory committee and freely available to CRL members as a benefit of membership.

Post-Perestroika Newspapers currently includes nearly 200,000 pages of newspapers, featuring the following titles:

  • Chas pik/Zhizn’ (Час пик/Жизнь)
  • Delovoi Mir (Деловой мир)
  • Kuranty (Куранты)
  • Moscow Times, The
  • Nevskoe vremia (Невское время)
  • Novye Izvestiia (Новые Известия)
  • Obshchaia gazeta (Общая газета)
  • Pravda – piat’, 5 (daily,weekly) (Правда -пять, 5 (ежедневная, еженедельная))
  • Pravda/Slovo (Правда/Слово)
  • Rossia (Россия)
  • Rossiiskie vesti (Российские вести)
  • Sobesednik (Собеседник)

With coverage from 1990 to 2016, this collection provides significant documentation of and perspective into the historical and political landscape that defined post-Soviet Russia.

MARC records will be available through CRL’s catalog, OCLC’s WorldCat database and as a Knowledge Base collection through Collection Manager.

Post-Perestroika Newspapers is the first collection in phase 2 of the Global Press Archive CRL Alliance, a multi-year, flagship collaboration between CRL and East View Information Services to deliver over 15 collections of over 7 million pages of content, including 5 million pages available as open access. In addition to the four in-copyright collections, six open access collections are currently available under the auspices of the Alliance:

The GPA CRL Alliance is an initiative by East View Information Services and the Center for Research Libraries to develop a special series of thematically designed collections to meet the priorities of the CRL members. All GPA CRL Alliance titles are selected by the CRL membership and coordinated by a CRL advisory committee. Fundraising for Phase 2 of the Global Press Archive CRL Alliance will remain open until the end of 2022 and represents a continuation of this successful commercial-academic partnership. Phase 2 highlights the same focus on open access and contemporary content, supporting research in areas previously bounded and increasing diverse perspectives while providing the broadest accessibility to rare, vernacular newspaper content from around the world.

A two-year commitment, core components of Phase 2 include delivery of up to 3 million pages of content, including 2 million pages as open access content and 1 million pages of in-copyright content available to CRL members. For more information, details of the proposed Phase 2 offer, and cost models suggested by CRL, see Global Press Archive Phase 2 in eDesiderata (CRL member login required for some information) or email [email protected] or [email protected] with questions.

About Global Press Archive

East View Global Press Archive® (GPA) is a groundbreaking program from East View Information Services to create the most comprehensive collection of digital news sources from around the world. GPA is the result of a landmark initiative of Stanford Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives to digitally preserve and make more accessible thousands of original print newspaper publications collected by the Hoover Institution and now housed by Stanford Libraries. Over time, GPA will present thousands of global newspapers as searchable online archives, covering a diverse range of languages and countries.

About East View Information Services

East View Information Services ( 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.


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