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...