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CLIR Receives $2.01 Million Mellon Foundation Grant to Extend Data Curation Fellowships in African American and African Studies

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CLIR $2.01 million to extend Data Curation Fellowships in African American and African Studies. This funding will support current fellows whose work has been negatively affected by the global pandemic by enabling them to extend their time at host institutions by up to two additional years. The...

HBCU Library Alliance and CLIR Receive Grant to Study Feasibility for Large-Scale Survey of HBCU Archives

  Study will inform plans to make HBCU special collections and archival materials discoverable and accessible The HBCU Library Alliance and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) have received a $75,000 planning grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a project titled “Creating Access to HBCU Library Alliance Archives: Needs, Capacity,...

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 through the Recordings at Risk grant program. Generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Recordings at Risk is focused on digitizing “at-risk” recorded content of high scholarly value. CLIR...

CLIR and Stanford Libraries Announce Digital Library of the Middle East Platform

July 15, 2020—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Stanford Libraries today announced the release of a public, open platform for the Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME), which aims to become one of the world’s largest online archives of Middle Eastern and North African artifacts. The DLME aggregates, through an...

CLIR Names 2020 Postdoctoral Fellows

CLIR welcomes eight postdoctoral fellows as the seventeenth cohort in the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Fellows will work in data curation for African American and African Studies funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; in data curation for the energy social sciences supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; and in digital humanities and digital...

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...

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...

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...

CLIR Receives Sloan Foundation Grant for Energy Social Science Data Curation Fellows

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) a grant of $547,321 for three new postdoctoral fellowships in data curation for energy social science. The grant from Sloan’s Energy and Environment program builds on the first cohort of CLIR/Digital Library Federation (DLF) energy postdoctoral fellows by supporting...

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 through the Recordings at Risk grant program. Generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Recordings at Risk is focused on digitizing “at-risk” recorded content of high scholarly value. CLIR...

CLIR Awards $405,353 for Recordings at Risk

Washington, DC October 10, 2019– The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced that the following 13 institutions have been awarded Recordings at Risk grants: Institution: Tri-Centric Foundation Project: Braxton75 Archival Recordings Project Amount: $28,925 Institution: Brown University in Providence in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Project: Brown University...