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CLIR Receives Mellon Grant for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for Medieval Studies

For immediate release Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, June 26, 2015-The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) $900,000 to support a program of Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for Medieval Studies. The program will fund a cohort of five fellows for two years at five institutions...

New Guide to Audio Preservation Gives Non-Specialists Expert Information

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation offers practical advice to audio collection managers without extensive in-house experience Washington, DC, May 28, 2015-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), in partnership with the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) and the National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) of the Library of Congress,...

CLIR Issues Number 105

Number 105 • May/June 2015 ISSN 1944-7639 (online version) Contents Technology and the Weave of Cultural Memory, by Chuck Henry Fourteen Awarded CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowships CLIR Receives Mellon Grants for Operations, Postdoctoral Fellowships for Medieval Studies New Publication Offers Practical Guidance on Audio Preservation Now Available, Getting Found: SEO Cookbook 2015 DLF Forum Keynote...

CLIR Names 2015 Mellon Dissertation Fellows

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, April 2, 2015-Sixteen graduate students have been selected to receive awards this year under the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, which CLIR administers. The fellowships are intended to help graduate students in the humanities and related social science fields pursue research wherever relevant sources are available;...

Bethany Nowviskie to Lead Digital Library Federation

For immediate release: Contact: Kathlin Smith Washington, DC, March 25, 2015-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced that Bethany Nowviskie will join its staff April 16 as director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF). Nowviskie is widely known as a pioneer and leading force in digital humanities. She has been director of...

CLIR Issues Number 104

Number 104 • March/April 2015 ISSN 1944-7639 (online version) Contents The Migration of NITLE to CLIR Four Questions with Bethany Nowviskie DLF Forum Call for Proposals Now Open First iFellows Named in New Doctoral Fellowship Program Supporting Committee on Coherence at Scale Kelly Grogg Awarded 2015 Rovelstad Scholarship Guide to Audio Preservation Forthcoming CLIR...

Committee on Coherence at Scale Appoints New Members

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Three leaders in higher education will help guide research on cost efficiency, sustainability, teaching, and scholarly productivity across US campuses Washington, DC, March 11, 2015-Three leaders in higher education have been appointed to the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education. Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow, Internet2...

Leading Change Institute 2015 Participants Named

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, February 13, 2015-The following individuals have been selected for participation in the 2015 Leading Change Institute. The Institute, sponsored by CLIR and EDUCAUSE, will be held May 31–June 5, in Washington, DC. Jean-Pierre Bayard, California State University Felicia Bianchi, Emory University Morag Boyd, Ohio State University Benjamin Canlas,...

Report Examines Center of Excellence Model for Information Services

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, February 10, 2015-A new report from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) explores the efficacy of using the center of excellence model in a library setting to help address the increasing demands for support of information services. In 2013, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded seven librarians...

CLIR Invites Applications for 2015 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections Awards

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, January 21, 2015-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for 2015 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards. The national competition supports digitizing collections of rare and unique content in cultural memory institutions. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program succeeds...

CLIR Issues Number 103

Number 103 • January/February 2015 ISSN 1944-7639 (online version) Contents From Postdoctoral Fellow to Library Director: Interview with Marta Brunner The User’s Perspective: What Information Professionals Can Learn from AHA Centers of Excellence, or Networks of Expertise? Registration for 2015 E-Research Network Opens; 2014 Cohort Reflects DLF Creates Digitizing Special Formats Wiki Leading Change...

Application Deadline Extended: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences

There is still time to apply for 2015-2016 CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation in the Sciences and Social Sciences! These fellowships offer recent Ph.D. graduates from any social science or science discipline the chance to develop research tools, resources, and services, with an explicit focus on research data curation, while exploring new career...