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CLIR Receives $1.12 Million to Implement Platform and Processes for Digital Library of the Middle East

Washington, DC, April 3, 2018—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) $1.12 million to implement a sustainable, extensible digital library platform and set of curatorial processes to federate records relating to the cultural heritage of the Middle East. CLIR and its Digital Library Federation (DLF) program...

Leading Change Institute 2018 Participants Named

Washington, DC, March 7, 2018—Forty individuals have been selected for participation in the 2018 Leading Change Institute. The Institute, sponsored by CLIR and EDUCAUSE, will be held June 3-8, in Washington, DC. Jon Allen, Assistant Vice President & CISO Baylor University Benjamin Armintor, Head, Developer Infrastructure and Applications Columbia University Libraries Tara Baillargeon, Assistant...

CLIR Appoints Kevin FitzGerald Verner Clapp Distinguished Research Fellow

Washington, DC, February 22, 2018—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced the appointment of Kevin FitzGerald as Verner Clapp Distinguished Research Fellow. In this role, FitzGerald will conduct research on making the cycle of academic knowledge—its creation, discovery, publication, accessibility, preservation, and reuse—more cost effective and coherently managed, while facilitating greater...

Partnering on Digital Archives and Human Rights in Guatemala

The authors have also posted this blog in Spanish. Editor’s note: In this post, Hannah Alpert-Abrams and Alex Galarza describe how they have understood their roles in collaborative projects with Guatemalan partner organizations seeking justice for human rights violations committed during the country’s civil war (1960-1996). Both are CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellows in Data Curation...

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...