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Advocating for Archivists at Home: An Interview with Lydia Tang

In this post, CLIR Director of Global Strategic Initiatives Nicole Kang Ferraiolo interviews Lydia Tang, who spearheaded the creation of the Archivists at Home document as chair of the Society of American Archivists’ Accessibility & Disability Section. Lydia Tang is the Special Collections archivist at Michigan State University. What is the Archivists At Home...

CLIR’s New Informatics, Cultural Networks, and Knowledge Systems Division: Three Questions

This spring, CLIR established a new Informatics, Cultural Networks, and Knowledge Systems division. Chief Operating Officer Amy Lucko discusses the thinking behind the division’s creation and its role within CLIR.    What sparked the idea to create the Informatics, Cultural Networks, and Knowledge Systems division? In many respects the formal creation of this division...

CLIR Releases DLF Program Review

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today released the results of a yearlong program review of the Digital Library Federation (DLF). The review was conducted by Joanne Kossuth, founding director of 1MountainRoad consultancy, to guide planning for DLF’s future as we celebrate its 25th anniversary. Kossuth’s review draws on hundreds of responses...

Archival Workers Emergency Fund

An Interview with Jessica Chapel and Lydia Tang In this post, CLIR Director of Global Strategic Initiatives Nicole Kang Ferraiolo interviews Jessica Chapel and Lydia Tang, who launched the Archival Workers Emergency Fund. What do you normally do professionally when you’re not responding to COVID-19-related challenges? Jessica Chapel: I manage digitization and digital collections...

Reconfiguring a Library Service Model to Reduce Exposure

—By Clare McKenzie, Associate Director Learning & Engagement, and Georgina Konstanta, Acting Manager Client Experience, University of Wollongong Library This is the second of two pieces from staff at the University of Wollongong Library in New South Wales, Australia. Read the first piece.    In response to COVID-19 in Australia, The University of Wollongong...

CLIR Awards $656,235 for Recordings at Risk

May 1, 2020—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced the award of more than $650,000 to fund 20 Recordings at Risk projects. This seventh cohort of recipients will build on the work of the 90 previously funded projects, which, through digital preservation, have already saved more than 17,200 at-risk audio or...

Readiness and Rapid Transitions to Remote Delivery

—By Clare McKenzie, Associate Director Learning & Engagement, and Keith Brophy, Manager Digital Environment, University of Wollongong Library This is the first of two pieces from staff at the University of Wollongong Library in New South Wales, Australia. Read the second piece.    The University of Wollongong transitioned a largely campus-based curriculum to remote delivery...

Charles J. Henry Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

CLIR President Charles Henry has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, among the world’s preeminent learned societies of scholars, scientists, and artists. The academy was founded in 1780 by John Adams, John Hancock, and others who believed that the new republic should honor exceptionally accomplished individuals and engage them in...

Information: Easing our Burdens

—By Sohair Wastawy In my social and physical isolation my mind has been wandering to a time when I was 13 years old, in Egypt. Then, we had to shelter in place for a totally different reason: a war. It wasn’t only a military battle but also a psychological war of the first order,...

An Open Knowledge Rapid Response to COVID-19: An interview with Micah Vandegrift at the NC State University Libraries

In this post, CLIR Director of Global Strategic Initiatives Nicole Ferraiolo interviews Micah Vandegrift, of North Carolina State University Libraries.   What do you do professionally? I’m the open knowledge librarian at NC State University Libraries. My job is to help my institution think about strategies for moving academic knowledge into the public sphere....