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International Council on Interdependence for Higher Education: A Modest Proposal

Our academic knowledge environment today is disorganized and exorbitantly expensive, segmented by an array of local, redundant investments. But there now exists an opportunity to construct a new, robust, interoperable environment: never before have so many well-conceived, large-scale digital projects begun to flourish, with each of these projects representing a fundamental element of academic...

“Dirty” Old Books: Building a Library of Stains with Multispectral Imaging

Erin Connelly, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS), University of Pennsylvania Libraries Alberto Campagnolo, Library of Congress Heather Wacha at the University of Wisconsin-Madison The Library of Stains Project, also known as Labeculae Vivae, Latin for “#stainsalive,” is using multispectral imaging to gather scientific data drawn from stains found on parchment, paper, and bindings...

Compassion at Scale: Qatar National Library

By Charles Henry The brilliant, thin edges of laser light played against the desert sky, creating flickering silhouettes of our destination that evening. It was April 16, the grand opening of the Qatar National Library (QNL) in Doha. The “red carpet” leading to the main entrance was a slightly elevated LED screen flashing images...

CLIR Names 2018 Mellon Dissertation Fellows

Washington, DC, April 5, 2018—Fifteen graduate students have been selected to receive awards this year under the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources program, 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; gain skill and creativity...

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...

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...

Qatar National Library Joins International Network of Partners Contributing to Digital Library of the Middle East

Contact: dlmepress@clir.org Washington, DC, August 22, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Qatar National Library (QNL) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation to develop, enhance, and make available digitized cultural heritage content through the Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME). The DLME is a collaborative effort that aspires...

CLIR/DLF to be Fiscal Host for International Internet Preservation Consortium

Contacts: Kathlin Smith ksmith@clir.org IIPC Steering Committee steering@iipc.simplelists.com Washington, DC, July 12, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Digital Library Federation (DLF) have agreed to serve as new fiscal host for the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC), a global organization that coordinates efforts across libraries and other institutions to preserve internet content for...

CLIR Receives Mellon Grant for Data Curation Fellowships in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, June 28, 2017—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CLIR $981,000 to augment and extend its efforts to establish sound data management in Latin American and Caribbean Studies by building a professional cohort of knowledgeable specialists working in the field. Complementing the first round of fellowships in Latin American and...

CLIR Receives Whiting Foundation Grant to Prototype Digital Library of the Middle East

Washington, DC, May 22, 2017—The Whiting Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) $170,000 to design, implement, and launch a prototype Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME). CLIR will work closely with its primary organizational partner on the DLME, The Antiquities Coalition, and with five universities to create a...

CLIR Names 2017 Mellon Dissertation Fellows

Washington, DC, April 4, 2017—Seventeen graduate students have been selected to receive awards this year under the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources program, 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; gain skill and creativity...

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...