Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards CLIR $1.55 Million Operating Grant

Washington, DC, June 27, 2013-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has received a 24-month, $1.55 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support general operations starting July 2013.

“We are deeply grateful to the Mellon Foundation for this award, which is testimony to the value of our programs and will help ensure that CLIR’s investments of time and resources in new and successful activities can continue to be realized for the benefit of the communities we serve,” said CLIR Board Chairman Herman Pabbruwe.

“CLIR aspires to help build a new digital environment for teaching and research,” said CLIR President Chuck Henry. “This includes creating a new paradigm for publishing and preserving digital humanities, and evolving a new profession that will support, with consistent standards and protocols, academic data at a very large scale. We thank the Mellon Foundation for supporting our efforts toward these goals.”

In the next two years, CLIR will commission research on large-scale technology architecture and templates for interoperable datasets, and on the economic efficiencies of broad-based collaboration. CLIR will continue to seek and cultivate partners from the scholarly, library, information, and administrative spheres to develop methods, guidelines, and recommendations that will allow academic leaders to create sustainable communities of practice.

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.