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Keys to Unlocking Digital Buddhist Collections: Access, Interconnectedness, Interoperability

Justin D. Shanks Around the world, libraries and archives are spaces for the collection and preservation of as well as access to important cultural heritage materials. It is this final point—access—that has long captured my attention as a library-based science and technology studies (STS) practitioner scholar. Finding methods and mediums to make collections and...

A Message to Our Community About COVID-19

Dear Colleagues, We hope this message finds you, your family, and your friends safe and well. As the COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented personal and institutional challenges, we want you to know that CLIR is committed to our ongoing work in support of libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning. As a distributed staff...

Share Your COVID-19 Story With CLIR

CLIR is starting a series to explore responses to the COVID-19 pandemic by library, cultural heritage, and information professionals.  We are interested in the challenges COVID-19 has posed to you and/or your workplace, and how you are responding to them. How has the situation affected your colleagues, students, researchers, and the other communities you...

CLIR Issues 133

Number 133  January/February 2020 ISSN 1944-7639 (online version) Contents Three Questions with Sohair Wastawy Material Memory Season One Focuses on Indigenous Languages Hidden Collections Symposium Planned for November Get the Latest on DLF Working Group Activities Follow CLIR on Throwback Thursday Where You’ll Find Us Briefly Noted CLIR Issues is produced in electronic format...

CLIR Invites Applications for 2020 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Awards

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for 2020 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards. The national competition, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports digitizing collections of rare and unique content in collecting institutions. Grants of between $50,000 and $250,000 for a single-institution project, or between...

CLIR Announces 2019 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Awards

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced the award of more than $4.1 million to fund 18 projects for 2019 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards. Fifty-eight institutions located in seventeen U.S. states and Canada will be involved in the projects, which cover subjects ranging from natural history and biodiversity...

DLF Forum Planning Committee Call is Open

As we near the end of 2019, the planning commences for CLIR and DLF 2020 events. The 2020 Learn@DLF, DLF Forum, and NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2020 will take place in Baltimore, Maryland, November 8-12, 2020. We are pleased to announce that our call for the DLF Forum Planning Committee volunteers is open! Want to...

Edward Ayers, Fenella France Join CLIR Board

At its fall meeting, the CLIR Board elected new members Edward Ayers, Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and president emeritus at the University of Richmond; and Fenella France, chief of the Preservation Research and Testing Division at the Library of Congress. Ayers has been named National Professor of the Year, received the National Humanities...

What the Past Knows

—Abby Smith Rumsey CLIR’s Material Memory podcast series explores ways in which collective memory and the organizations entrusted with its stewardship are experiencing the disruptions of rapid technical innovation, accelerating climate change, armed conflict, mass movements of population, political and legal regimes that hamper access to culture, and the unintended ravages of simple neglect....

CLIR Issues 132

Number 132  November/December 2019 ISSN 1944-7639 (online version) Contents CLIR Launches Podcast! Edward Ayers, Fenella France Join CLIR Board Digital Library of the Middle East’s Conflict Zone Emergency Intervention DLF Fellows Reflect on 2019 Forum Apply Now for CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowships Leading Change Institute 2020 Accepting Applications Reminder: Recordings at Risk Applications Due January...

2020 CLIR + DHSI Discounts and Tuition Grants

We are pleased to be a sponsor of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) in Victoria, BC for the fifth year. Via this sponsorship, attendees affiliated with a CLIR sponsor or DLF member institution can register for over 50 digital humanities workshops, training, and enrichment courses at a deeply reduced rate. Additionally, we are...

Join Us for CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Q&A Sessions!

CLIR is now accepting applications for 2020-2022 CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowships. The deadline for prospective fellows is January 10, 2020. Potential applicants, as well as current and past fellows, are invited to participate in four #CLIRPostdoc Twitter Sessions hosted by former CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow and current CLIR Program Officer Jodi Reeves Eyre (@thejodireeves): November 20,...