Emily Beagle and Jennifer Garcon Appointed Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Co-Faculty

September 1, 2020—CLIR today announced the appointment of Postdoctoral Fellowship alumni Emily Beagle and Jennifer Garcon as co-faculty for CLIR’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. They succeed Elliott Shore, former executive director of the Association of Research Libraries, and Louisiana State University associate professor Lauren Coats, who served together as deans for 12 years. Shore originally...

CLIR Issues 136

  Number 136  July/August 2020 ISSN 1944-7639 (online version) Contents Digital Library of the Middle East Offers Rich Resources for Teaching and Learning CLIR Names 2020 Postdoctoral Fellows Virtual Colloquium Highlights DLF Born-Digital Access Working Group Activity Digitized Collections in the News Reminders: —DLF Forum Community Voting Deadline Aug. 31 —Recordings at Risk Application...

Artificial Intelligence and Archives

—Rebecca Bayeck and Azure Stewart “Artificial Intelligence and Archives” was the inaugural webinar of the series on Emerging Technologies, Big Data & Archives, organized by CLIR postdocs Rebecca Y. Bayeck of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Azure Stewart of New York University. With the emergence of new technologies and big...

Reimagining Genealogical Resources in the Era of COVID-19

Dana Landress is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley. She received a CLIR Mellon Fellowship for her dissertation, “Diagnosing the South: Pellagra, Public Health, and the Political Economy of the Cotton South” (currently in progress). When institutional closures began this past spring, many of my colleagues fretted that their research would...

CLIR and Stanford Libraries Announce Digital Library of the Middle East Platform

July 15, 2020—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Stanford Libraries today announced the release of a public, open platform for the Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME), which aims to become one of the world’s largest online archives of Middle Eastern and North African artifacts. The DLME aggregates, through an...

Adapting a Transnational Symposium to a Virtual Environment

  This is the second of a two-part interview with the organizers of “Capacity Assessment of Latin American and Caribbean Partners: A Symposium about Open-Access, Technological Needs, and Institutional Sustainability,” which took place virtually from April 16–17, 2020. Part one is available here. In this piece, Nicole Kang Ferraiolo, CLIR’s Director of Global Strategic...

A Symposium to Center Latin American and Caribbean Partners

This is part one of a two-part interview with the organizers of “Capacity Assessment of Latin American and Caribbean Partners: A Symposium about Open-Access, Technological Needs, and Institutional Sustainability,” which took place virtually April 16-17, 2020. Part two will be published tomorrow, July 14. In this piece, Nicole Kang Ferraiolo, CLIR’s Director of Global...

CLIR Names 2020 Postdoctoral Fellows

CLIR welcomes eight postdoctoral fellows as the seventeenth cohort in the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Fellows will work in data curation for African American and African Studies funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; in data curation for the energy social sciences supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; and in digital humanities and digital...

CLIR to Serve as Fiscal Host for ILiADS

CLIR has signed an agreement with the Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship (ILiADS) to serve as its fiscal host. ILiADS is a network of individuals, expertise, and projects that demonstrate the scholarly and pedagogical impact of the digital liberal arts. Launched at Hamilton College in 2015, with initial funding from The Andrew W....

CLIR Issues 135

  Number 135  May/June 2020 ISSN 1944-7639 (online version) Contents A Disquieting Innocence Resources for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion CLIR to Serve as Fiscal Host for ILiADS DLF at 25: Program Review and Webinar Recording Available Recordings at Risk Call for Proposals Opens November 2020   CLIR Issues is produced in electronic format only. To...

Repatriating Sociolinguistic Data to Belize: Can a Decolonial Model Still Work in Times of COVID 19?

Nicté Fuller Medina is a sociolinguist and currently the inaugural CLIR-Mellon fellow in data curation in Latin American and Caribbean studies at the University of California, Los Angeles @UCLALibrary. Find her on Twitter: @DrNicte. A decolonial framework for repatriation of ephemera rests on challenging default colonial practices such as top-down approaches that center institutions...