Mellon Awards CLIR $4.34 Million for New Round of Digitization Grants

Mellon Awards CLIR $4.34 Million for New Round of Digitization Grants Washington, DC, December 17, 2015-The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CLIR $4.34 million to support a second year of the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections grant program in 2016. Launched earlier this year, the nationally competitive program awards funds to cultural memory institutions...

CLIR Issues Number 108

Number 108 • November/December 2015 ISSN 1944-7639 (online version) Contents Mellon Awards CLIR $4.34 Million for New Round of Digitization Grants National Digital Stewardship Alliance Moves to DLF Jan. 1 Symposium Proceedings Reveal Innovative Approaches to Rare Collections 2015 DLF Forum: After 20 Years, Many Firsts Help Plan the 2016 Liberal Arts College Preconference...

Wayne Graham Appointed Technical Director

Washington, DC, November 11, 2015-CLIR is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Graham as technical director, effective December 1. Graham has been head of research and development at the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia Library since 2009. The newly created position was established to help CLIR develop, integrate, and oversee a...

Symposium Proceedings Reveal Innovative Approaches to Describing Rare Collections

Volume documents capstone event to CLIR’s  Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Program Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, November 10, 2015-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today published proceedings of the Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Symposium held in March 2015. The volume, titled Innovation, Collaboration, and Models, documents the capstone...

CLIR Appoints NITLE Advisory Council

Contact: Joey King jking@nitle.org Washington, DC, November 3, 2015-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has appointed an advisory council to help determine the future of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). Advisory council members will work with CLIR President Charles Henry and NITLE Interim Executive Director W. Joseph (Joey)...

Digital Library Federation to Host National Digital Stewardship Alliance

Contacts:       Abbey Potter                                                               Oliver Bendorf abpo@loc.gov                                                             obendorf@clir.org Washington, DC, October 19, 2015-The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) today announced that it has selected the Digital Library Federation (DLF), a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), to serve as NDSA’s institutional home starting in January 2016. The selection and announcement follows...

Report Takes Global Perspective on Supporting Digital Scholarship

Authors visit top digital scholarship organizations in eight countries to identify workforce-related factors important to the success of digital scholarship Washington, DC, October 15, 2015-What skills, competencies, knowledge, and mindsets should digital scholars possess? How are such attributes cultivated, and how does such expertise vary around the world? These are among the questions addressed...

CLIR Webinar: Collaboration in the Evolving Academy

The webinar has been archived and is available at http://clir.adobeconnect.com/p66nxry68uj/ What do we need to collaborate successfully on team-based projects? Please join CLIR for a free webinar for all colleagues interested in strategies for working together across institutions and disciplines to achieve shared goals. Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Time: 12:00 noon (EST) Title:...

CLIR Webinar: Collaboration in the Evolving Academy

The webinar has been archived and is available at http://clir.adobeconnect.com/p66nxry68uj/ What do we need to collaborate successfully on team-based projects? Please join CLIR for a free webinar for all colleagues interested in strategies for working together across institutions and disciplines to achieve shared goals. Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Time: 12:00 noon (EST) Title: “Collaboration...

CLIR Receives IMLS Grant to Assess National Digital Stewardship Residency Programs

Contact: Christa Williford cwilliford@clir.org Washington, DC, September 22, 2015-The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) $172,996 to assess the impact of five related National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) initiatives. Between 2012 and 2015, the IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program funded a...

CLIR Webinar: Building Communities Around Digital Humanities for Liberal Education

Could not attend the webinar? The recording is available at  http://clir.adobeconnect.com/p4ypk9ybd06/. You may also access the slide deck (PDF) from the webinar here. What do we need to collaborate successfully on digital humanities projects? Please join CLIR for a free webinar for all colleagues interested in strategies for integrating technology with a liberal education....

CLIR Issues Number 107

Number 107 • September/October 2015 ISSN 1944-7639 (online version) Contents Supporting Digital Scholarship: A Global Perspective Call for Participation: Openlab Unconference and Ignite Talks DLF Forum Update CLIR to Serve as Administrative Host for IIIF Consortium Join us for Webinar Oct. 21: Collaboration in the Evolving Academy CLIR to Assess Impact of NDSR Programs...