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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...

CLIR Invites Applications for 2018 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections Awards

Washington, DC, January 17, 2018 – The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for 2018 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...

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...

Deepening Resolve

CLIR and DLF leadership reaffirm commitment to advance, protect, and uphold the shared values of our information communities Core to our mission, CLIR and the Digital Library Federation stand in resolute support of our dedicated and diverse community of information professionals and organizational sponsors, promoting the fullest and most inclusive vision theymay hold of the publics they serve: individuals...

CLIR Board Member Joey King Appointed President of Lyon College

We are pleased to share the news, announced today, that Lyon College has appointed W. Joseph (Joey) King as its next president, effective July 1, 2017. We congratulate Mr. King and wish him well in this new phase of a career that is distinguished by a long history of contributions to liberal arts education....

CLIR Webinar: Collaboration in the Evolving Academy

The webinar has been archived and is available at http://clir.adobeconnect.com/p66nxry68uj/ What do we need to collaborate successfully on team-based projects? Please join CLIR for a free webinar for all colleagues interested in strategies for working together across institutions and disciplines to achieve shared goals. Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Time: 12:00 noon (EST) Title:...

CLIR Webinar: Collaboration in the Evolving Academy

The webinar has been archived and is available at http://clir.adobeconnect.com/p66nxry68uj/ What do we need to collaborate successfully on team-based projects? Please join CLIR for a free webinar for all colleagues interested in strategies for working together across institutions and disciplines to achieve shared goals. Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Time: 12:00 noon (EST) Title: “Collaboration...