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...

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:...

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 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...