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The Spirit and Intent of Digitizing Hidden Collections

Two press releases this month relating to CLIR’s Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives (DHC) initiative have invited wider interest in the program and prompted important questions that pertain to its provision of service to the community. The announcement of a generous, $13.2 million three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is an...

CLIR Announces 2017 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Awards

Contact: Kathlin Smith ksmith@clir.org 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, January 4, 2018—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced that the following projects have been selected for 2017 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards. Project: Archiving Antigua: A Digital Record of Pre- and Post-Emancipation Antigua, 1760-1948 Award: $67,049 Institution: The Moravian Archives Project:...

Mellon Awards CLIR $13.2 Million for Three Years of Digitization Grants

Contact: Kathlin Smith ksmith@clir.org 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, January 3, 2018—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) $13,248,000 to support three years of grant competitions for the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections program and a symposium to disseminate best practices for digitizing and preserving rare and unique content....

CLIR Announces Six New Appointments to Board of Directors

Washington, DC, Nov. 16, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has appointed six new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the board are Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada; Michele Casalini, chief executive officer of Casalini Libri; Christopher Celenza, dean of Georgetown College at Georgetown University; Tess Davis, executive director...

CLIR Receives Sloan Foundation Grants for Software and Data Curation Fellows, Energy Fellows

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, November 13, 2017—The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) two grants totaling $1,446,561 for 12 new postdoctoral fellowships in data curation for the sciences and social sciences. A $521,200 grant from Sloan’s Energy and Environment program—its first to CLIR—will create...

CLIR Awards $504,200 for Recordings at Risk

Contact: Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez Washington, DC, October 31, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced that the following 16 institutions have been awarded Recordings at Risk grants: Institution: Binghamton University Libraries Project: Learning from Legends: Reflections on the 1960s Collection Amount: $16,552.50 Institution: Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University...

Digital Library Federation and HBCU Library Alliance Name 2017 DLF HBCU Fellows

IMLS grant supports collaboration between organizations, travel fellowships, and HBCU/DLF Liberal Arts Preconference Washington, DC, September 20, 2017—Twenty-four individuals, primarily from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) or with HBCU backgrounds, will attend the 2017 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum and DLF Liberal Arts/HBCUs Preconference in October, thanks to a grant of fellowship funds...

CLIR Awards $154,817 for Recordings at Risk

Washington, DC, April 28, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced that the following seven institutions have been awarded Recordings at Risk grants: Institution: City of Savannah, Georgia, Research Library and Municipal Archives Project: W. W. Law Collection Audio Recordings Preservation Amount: $13,111 Institution: Mississippi State University, Mitchell Memorial Library Special Collections Project: Citizens’ Council Radio...

CLIR and Jisc Announce Partnership to Enhance Digital Services for Libraries and Research

Trans-national collaboration to boost support for academic research communities Contacts: Kathlin Smith ksmith@clir.org Emily Jones emily.jones@jisc.ac.uk Washington, DC, and Bristol, UK, March 29, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Jisc today announced a partnership to advance programs of mutual interest for academic communities on both sides of the Atlantic. Jisc, the UK’s...