Press Release

CLIR Awards $405,353 for Recordings at Risk

Washington, DC October 10, 2019– The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced that the following 13 institutions have been awarded Recordings at Risk grants: Institution: Tri-Centric Foundation Project: Braxton75 Archival Recordings Project Amount: $28,925 Institution: Brown University in Providence in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Project: Brown University...

CLIR Report Examines Impact of Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Program

Arlington, VA, September 11, 2019—A new report from CLIR analyzes the impact of the Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program. The Foundations of Discovery, by Joy M. Banks, presents the results of a comprehensive analysis of final reports from all 128 projects funded through the program.  Running from 2008–2014, the program granted more...

CLIR and HBCU Library Alliance Form National Partnership

Collaboration will build awareness of African American contributions to history and culture by improving access to HBCUs’ unparalleled collections Arlington, VA, July 30, 2019—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the HBCU Library Alliance have entered into a long-term partnership that aims to position historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as centers...

Mellon Foundation Awards CLIR $1.2 Million Operating Grant

Contact: Kathlin Smith Washington, DC, June 26, 2019—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has received a 24-month, $1.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support general operations starting July 2019. The grant provides funds for core administrative and management staff that support the broad range of CLIR’s programmatic activity. “We...

CLIR Names 2019 Postdoctoral Fellows

CLIR welcomes 13 postdoctoral fellows as the sixteenth cohort in the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Fellows will work in data curation for African American and African Studies funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; in software and data curation for the sciences and social sciences supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; and in digital...

CLIR Invites Applications for Digitizing At-Risk Audio and Audiovisual Materials

Arlington, VA, May 1, 2019–The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications from collecting institutions for the digital reformatting of audio and audiovisual materials through the Recordings at Risk grant program. Generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Recordings at Risk is focused on digitizing “at-risk” recorded content of...

CLIR Awards $573,416 for Recordings at Risk

Arlington, VA, April 30, 2019–The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced that the following 20 institutions have been awarded Recordings at Risk grants: Institution: Alaska Library Network Project: Preserving At-Risk Audio, Video, and Film Related to Public Health in Alaska and the Circumpolar North Amount: $19,002 Institution: Arizona State University Foundation...

CLIR Names 2019 Mellon Dissertation Fellows

Arlington, VA, April 11, 2019—Sixteen graduate students have been selected to receive awards this year under the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources program, administered by CLIR. The fellowships are intended to help graduate students in the humanities and related social science fields pursue research wherever relevant sources are available; gain skill...

Leading Change Institute 2019 Participants Named

Arlington, VA, April 11, 2019—Thirty-eight individuals have been selected to participate in the 2019 Leading Change Institute (LCI). Jointly sponsored by CLIR and EDUCAUSE, LCI is designed for leaders in higher education, including CIOs, librarians, information technology professionals, and administrators, who want to work collaboratively to promote and initiate change on critical issues affecting...

Mellon Awards CLIR $2.8 Million to Extend Recordings at Risk Grant Program

Arlington, VA, March 27, 2019—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CLIR $2,807,000 to continue its regranting program to digitize “at-risk” audio and audiovisual materials of high scholarly value. The program will run four competitions between May 2019 and April 2021, awarding a total of $2.2 million. Audio and audiovisual recordings document vital, irreplaceable...

CLIR Appoints Carol A. Mandel Distinguished Presidential Fellow

CLIR has appointed Carol A. Mandel Distinguished Presidential Fellow. Mandel is dean emerita of New York University (NYU) Libraries and currently serves on the CLIR Board. Mandel will systematically consider the societal and institutional frameworks that can expand scalable, sustainable approaches to preserving various types of digital content. Building on extensive work already done...