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New Report Explores Leading Role for Academic Libraries in Supporting 3D/VR for Research and Teaching

Contact: Kathlin Smith   Arlington, VA, February 26, 2019—A new CLIR report, 3D/VR in the Academic Library: Emerging Practices and Trends, examines the use of three-dimensional (3D) and virtual reality (VR) technologies in research and teaching, and the library’s vital role in supporting this work. 3D modeling, 3D capture techniques, and VR enable faculty...

More Equitable Partnerships in Grant Funding

This is the third post in a five-part series called “Five Years of Listening” on the evolution of the Digitizing Hidden Collections program. —By Nicole Kang Ferraiolo “What I don’t understand is where did all the money go? We were partners on a grant of more than a million dollars and we saw none...

DLF Director Bethany Nowviskie Leaves CLIR, Joins JMU

CLIR to undertake review to plan for next iteration of DLF Digital Library Federation (DLF) Director Bethany Nowviskie is leaving CLIR to serve as Dean of Libraries at James Madison University starting July 1, 2019. She will also join the tenured faculty of JMU’s Department of English. Over the coming months, Nowviskie will serve...

Digitization and the Dream of Openness

—By Nicole Kang Ferraiolo This is the second post in a five-part series called “Five Years of Listening” on the evolution of the Digitizing Hidden Collections program. At its best, digitization is about equity. It’s the dream of breaking down the financial barriers to original-source research so that it’s no longer the exclusive domain...

Five Years of Listening

—By Nicole Kang Ferraiolo Editor’s note: This is the first post in a five-part series on the evolution of CLIR’s Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Program. The year was 2014 and CLIR had big news: it would be winding down its longstanding cataloging grant program and replacing it with a new program supporting...

CLIR Invites Applications for 2019 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Awards

Washington, DC, January 18, 2019 – The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for 2019 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...

CLIR Issues 126

Number 126  November/December 2018 ISSN 1944-7639 (online version) Contents Three Questions with Cecily Marcus Collaborative Grants: Why Do We Care? CLIR Board Appoints New Officers Don’t Miss These Upcoming Application Deadlines:  Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Leading Change Institute (LCI), Recordings at Risk Forthcoming Publication Focuses on 3D/VR in the Academic Library Save the Date for...

Innovative Learning in Research Library Makerspaces

  The appearance of makerspaces in academic libraries is a growing trend, reflecting the use of new technologies and more collaborative approaches in active learning. In August, the heads of two makerspaces at university libraries—former CLIR postdoc fellow Justin Schell, who now runs the Shapiro Design Lab at the University of Michigan Library, and...

An Ambient Light

—Charles Henry This is an introduction to a series of blogs meant to clarify CLIR’s working principles and goals for the next five years. The title is a metaphor for the general nature of this focus. Ambient light refers to illumination that is encircling, encompassing, and diffuse. In present usage, ambient also conveys motion....

CLIR Invites Applications for Digitizing At-Risk Audio and Audiovisual Materials

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications from collecting institutions for the digital reformatting of audio and audiovisual materials, in its fifth call for the Recordings at Risk grant program. Generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Recordings at Risk is focused on digitizing “at-risk” audio and audiovisual materials of...

CLIR Publishes Supplementary Assessment of National Digital Stewardship Residencies, 2016-2018

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, October 25, 2018—CLIR today released an assessment of three recent National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) initiatives focusing on public media, art, and biodiversity. NDSR programs, first established in 2013, place graduates of master’s programs in information science and related fields at cultural heritage organizations to pursue projects related to...