CLIR Appoints Stephen Nichols Distinguished Presidential Fellow

Washington, D.C., December 18, 2013-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has appointed Stephen G. Nichols CLIR Distinguished Presidential Fellow. Nichols is James M. Beall Professor Emeritus of French & Humanities, and research professor at Johns Hopkins University. He also served on CLIR’s Board of Directors from 2004 to 2013, and as chair...

National Recording Preservation Plan Provides Blueprint for Saving U.S. Recorded Sound Heritage

Press contacts: Kathlin Smith (202) 939-4754, ksmith@clir.org Gayle Osterberg (202) 707-0020, gosterberg@loc.gov Sheryl Cannady (202) 707-6456, scannady@loc.gov Washington, DC, Feb. 13, 2013-The Library of Congress and Council on Library and Information Resources announce publication of The Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Plan. The congressionally mandated plan spells out 32 short- and long-term recommendations...

CLIR Announces 2013 Hidden Collections Awards, 2014 Funding Cycle

Washington, DC, Dec. 9, 2013-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced the following recipients of the 2013 Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards: Amherst College Samuel French Theatre Archives $144,300 Bok Tower Gardens Cataloging the Vertical Files of the Anton Brees Carillon Library $219,700 California Academy of Sciences Frontier Science:...

CLIR and LC Publish Report on America’s Endangered Silent-Film Heritage

First-ever Database Tracks Existing Films Worldwide Washington, DC, December 4, 2013-The Council on Library and Information Resources, in partnership with the Library of Congress, today released The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912-1929, the first comprehensive survey of American feature films that survived the silent era of motion pictures. Nearly 11,000 silent feature...

CLIR Publishes Research Data Management: Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Washington, DC, November 14, 2013-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has published Research Data Management: Principles, Practices, and Prospects. The report examines how research institutions are responding to data management requirements of the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and other federal agencies. It also considers what role, if any, academic...

CLIR Issues Number 96

Number 96 • November/December 2013 ISSN 1944-7639 (online version) Contents CLIR Announces 2013 Hidden Collections Awards, 2014 Funding Cycle CLIR and LC Publish Report on America’s Endangered Silent-Film Heritage 2013 DLF Forum Draws Record Attendance CLIR Publishes Research Data Management: Principles, Practices, and Prospects Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education Launches Website...

CLIR Publishes “Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories”

Report offers guidelines for donors, dealers, and archives on the acquisition and transfer of items created and managed in digital form Washington, DC, October 31, 2013-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has published Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories. The report provides recommendations to help ensure the physical and...

CLIR Appoints Rita Van Duinen Curriculum and Research Strategist

Washington, DC, October 23, 2013-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has appointed Rita Van Duinen to the newly created position of Curriculum and Research Strategist. Van Duinen will be responsible for coordinating the planning, design, and delivery of online and face-to-face education and training across CLIR’s programs. She will join the CLIR...

Registration for E-Science Institute Now Open

Washington, DC, October 21, 2013-Registration for the 2014 DuraSpace/DLF E-Science Institute is now open. The E-Science Institute is designed to help academic and research libraries develop a strategic agenda for e-research support, with a particular focus on the sciences. The Institute consists of a series of interactive modules that take small teams of individuals...

CLIR Receives IMLS Grant to Identify Needs in Continuing Education for Managing Cultural Heritage Data

Study will examine federally mandated plans for open access and their implications for continuing education needs for libraries, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. Washington, DC, September 26, 2013-The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant...