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An Ambient Light

—Charles Henry This is an introduction to a series of blogs meant to clarify CLIR’s working principles and goals for the next five years. The title is a metaphor for the general nature of this focus. Ambient light refers to illumination that is encircling, encompassing, and diffuse. In present usage, ambient also conveys motion....

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, in its fifth call for the Recordings at Risk grant program. Generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Recordings at Risk is focused on digitizing “at-risk” audio and audiovisual materials of...

CLIR Publishes Supplementary Assessment of National Digital Stewardship Residencies, 2016-2018

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, October 25, 2018—CLIR today released an assessment of three recent National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) initiatives focusing on public media, art, and biodiversity. NDSR programs, first established in 2013, place graduates of master’s programs in information science and related fields at cultural heritage organizations to pursue projects related to...

CLIR Issues 125

Number 125  September/October 2018 ISSN 1944-7639 (online version) Contents Technologies of Surveillance Group Releases Ethics in Research Use of Library Patron Data CLIR Publishes Supplemental Assessment of NDSR, 2016–2018 DLF Forum Roundup Wanted: Conversation Partners for Authenticity Project Apply Now for: —Leading Change Institute (LCI) —Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources CLIR Issues...

Archivos poscustodiales para el bien colectivo

Hannah Alpert-Abrams, traducido por Ignacio Carvajal Regidor  Construir colecciones en bibliotecas o archivos a través de fronteras internacionales siempre implica una negociación de poder. En los Estados Unidos, hay una larga historia de sacar materiales históricos de las comunidades que los han creado, a menudo en nombre de la preservación. Sin embargo, estos...

Post-custodial Archiving for Our Collective Good

Hannah Alpert-Abrams Building library or archival collections across national borders always involves a negotiation of power. In the United States, we have a long history of removing historical records from the communities that created them, often in the name of preservation. But these acts of preservation have often been paralleled by an effort...

CLIR Awards $546,281 for Recordings at Risk

Washington, DC September 28, 2018– The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced that the following 18 institutions have been awarded Recordings at Risk grants: Institution: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. Project: Communities-At-Risk: An Audio-Visual History of Jewish Communities in Transition Amount: $30,798 Institution: Amistad Research Center Project: Continuing to Break...

CLIR Receives $2.75 Million Mellon Foundation Grant for Data Curation Fellowships in African American and African Studies

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, September 20, 2018—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CLIR $2.75 million to help establish sound data management in African American and African Studies by building a professional cohort of knowledgeable specialists through postdoctoral positions. The grant will support two overlapping cohorts of five fellows each, starting in summer...

CLIR Appoints David Gift Distinguished Presidential Fellow

Washington, DC, September 12, 2018—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Gift as Distinguished Presidential Fellow for Commonwealth Practice and Investment. Gift is associate vice president for community engagement at Internet2 and former CLIR Board chairman. Gift’s fellowship research will focus on developing new communities...

Digital Library Federation Names Three New “DLF Futures Fellows”

Washington, DC, September 10, 2018—Today, the Digital Library Federation (DLF) named three distinguished fellows in the pilot year of a new DLF Futures fellowship program. This program offers financial support and a communications platform for mid-career digital library practitioners whose projects and areas of research open up new, perhaps unexpected possibilities and future directions...

The Loneliest Library in the World?

First in the new Sidebar series —Charles Henry Editor’s update: This week, Kerala was hit with the worst flooding in more than a century, leaving hundreds dead and hundreds of thousands homeless. We have contacted P. Sainath, who believes that Chinnathambi’s village would have escaped the worst of the floods because it is at...

CLIR Issues 124

Number 124  July/August 2018 ISSN 1944-7639 (online version) Contents The Black Bibliography Project Email Archiving Comes of Age CLIR Names Curatorial Advisors to Digital Library of the Middle East Learning from Hidden Collections Follow the DLF Forum and Affiliated Events Staff Updates CLIR Issues is produced in electronic format only. To receive the newsletter,...