Press Release

CLIR Awards $546,281 for Recordings at Risk

Washington, DC September 28, 2018– The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced that the following 18 institutions have been awarded Recordings at Risk grants: Institution: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. Project: Communities-At-Risk: An Audio-Visual History of Jewish Communities in Transition Amount: $30,798 Institution: Amistad Research Center Project: Continuing to Break...

CLIR Receives $2.75 Million Mellon Foundation Grant for Data Curation Fellowships in African American and African Studies

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, September 20, 2018—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CLIR $2.75 million to help establish sound data management in African American and African Studies by building a professional cohort of knowledgeable specialists through postdoctoral positions. The grant will support two overlapping cohorts of five fellows each, starting in summer...

CLIR Appoints David Gift Distinguished Presidential Fellow

Washington, DC, September 12, 2018—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Gift as Distinguished Presidential Fellow for Commonwealth Practice and Investment. Gift is associate vice president for community engagement at Internet2 and former CLIR Board chairman. Gift’s fellowship research will focus on developing new communities...

Digital Library Federation Names Three New “DLF Futures Fellows”

Washington, DC, September 10, 2018—Today, the Digital Library Federation (DLF) named three distinguished fellows in the pilot year of a new DLF Futures fellowship program. This program offers financial support and a communications platform for mid-career digital library practitioners whose projects and areas of research open up new, perhaps unexpected possibilities and future directions...

CLIR Names Curatorial Advisors to Digital Library of the Middle East

View in Arabic Washington, DC, August 21, 2018—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has named five curatorial advisors to the Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME): Saif Abdullah Al-Jabri, director, Information Center, Sultan Qaboos University Library, Oman Najwa Adra, anthropologist, Yemeni Intangible Cultural Heritage Mariette Atallah, head of Collection Development Department,...

New CLIR Report Examines Complexity and Challenges of Preserving Email

Task Force identifies short- and long-term actions for advocacy and technology development   Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754   Washington, DC, August 13, 2018—Email is an increasingly important part of the historical record, yet it is particularly difficult to preserve, putting future access to this vast resource at risk. A new report from the Council on...

CLIR Appoints Presidential Fellows Herman Pabbruwe, Elizabeth Waraksa

Washington, DC, May 17, 2018—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced the appointment of Herman Pabbruwe and Elizabeth Waraksa as Distinguished Presidential Fellows, effective June 1, 2018. Herman Pabbruwe served for 14 years as CEO of Koninklijke Brill N.V., a global academic publisher headquartered in Leiden, the Netherlands, before stepping down...

CLIR Awards $509,488 for Recordings at Risk

Washington, DC, April 27, 2018—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced that the following 16 institutions have been awarded Recordings at Risk grants in the program’s third grant cycle. Institution: African American Museum & Library at Oakland Project: Preserving the Black Panther Party and Social Protest Films from the Henry J....

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...

Leading Change Institute 2018 Participants Named

Washington, DC, March 7, 2018—Forty individuals have been selected for participation in the 2018 Leading Change Institute. The Institute, sponsored by CLIR and EDUCAUSE, will be held June 3-8, in Washington, DC. Jon Allen, Assistant Vice President & CISO Baylor University Benjamin Armintor, Head, Developer Infrastructure and Applications Columbia University Libraries Tara Baillargeon, Assistant...

CLIR Appoints Kevin FitzGerald Verner Clapp Distinguished Research Fellow

Washington, DC, February 22, 2018—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced the appointment of Kevin FitzGerald as Verner Clapp Distinguished Research Fellow. In this role, FitzGerald will conduct research on making the cycle of academic knowledge—its creation, discovery, publication, accessibility, preservation, and reuse—more cost effective and coherently managed, while facilitating greater...