Edward Ayers, Fenella France Join CLIR Board

At its fall meeting, the CLIR Board elected new members Edward Ayers, Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and president emeritus at the University of Richmond; and Fenella France, chief of the Preservation Research and Testing Division at the Library of Congress. Ayers has been named National Professor of the Year, received the National Humanities...

What the Past Knows

—Abby Smith Rumsey CLIR’s Material Memory podcast series explores ways in which collective memory and the organizations entrusted with its stewardship are experiencing the disruptions of rapid technical innovation, accelerating climate change, armed conflict, mass movements of population, political and legal regimes that hamper access to culture, and the unintended ravages of simple neglect....

CLIR Issues 132

Number 132  November/December 2019 ISSN 1944-7639 (online version) Contents CLIR Launches Podcast! Edward Ayers, Fenella France Join CLIR Board Digital Library of the Middle East’s Conflict Zone Emergency Intervention DLF Fellows Reflect on 2019 Forum Apply Now for CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowships Leading Change Institute 2020 Accepting Applications Reminder: Recordings at Risk Applications Due January...

2020 CLIR + DHSI Discounts and Tuition Grants

We are pleased to be a sponsor of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) in Victoria, BC for the fifth year. Via this sponsorship, attendees affiliated with a CLIR sponsor or DLF member institution can register for over 50 digital humanities workshops, training, and enrichment courses at a deeply reduced rate. Additionally, we are...

Join Us for CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Q&A Sessions!

CLIR is now accepting applications for 2020-2022 CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowships. The deadline for prospective fellows is January 10, 2020. Potential applicants, as well as current and past fellows, are invited to participate in four #CLIRPostdoc Twitter Sessions hosted by former CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow and current CLIR Program Officer Jodi Reeves Eyre (@thejodireeves): November 20,...

CLIR Receives Sloan Foundation Grant for Energy Social Science Data Curation Fellows

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) a grant of $547,321 for three new postdoctoral fellowships in data curation for energy social science. The grant from Sloan’s Energy and Environment program builds on the first cohort of CLIR/Digital Library Federation (DLF) energy postdoctoral fellows by supporting...

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

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 high scholarly value. CLIR...

Apply Now for 2020 Leading Change Institute

The application period is now open for the Leading Change Institute (LCI), which will be held May 31–June 5, 2020, in Washington, DC. This will mark the institute’s twentieth year. Cosponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and EDUCAUSE, LCI brings together leaders in the information sector, including deans, librarians, and...

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...

Are We Doing Enough to Manage and Preserve Born Digital Content?

The many challenges of managing and preserving digital content are well-known to cultural memory institutions. Institutions have become adept at digitizing and reformatting important content and ensuring its long-term access. At the same time, the nature, scale and policy complexities of content that is born digital are presenting an even more radical shift in...

CLIR Issues 131

Number 131  September/October 2019 ISSN 1944-7639 (online version) Contents Three Questions with Don Waters Are We Doing Enough to Manage and Preserve Born-Digital Content? New Releases: Foundations of Discovery; Technologies of Surveillance Group Advocacy Action Plan; #DLFteach Toolkit 1.0 Follow the DLF Forum and Related Events Call for Host Institutions: Postdoctoral Fellowship Program  ...

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...