Press Release

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...

Digital Library Federation and HBCU Library Alliance Name 2017 DLF HBCU Fellows

IMLS grant supports collaboration between organizations, travel fellowships, and HBCU/DLF Liberal Arts Preconference Washington, DC, September 20, 2017—Twenty-four individuals, primarily from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) or with HBCU backgrounds, will attend the 2017 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum and DLF Liberal Arts/HBCUs Preconference in October, thanks to a grant of fellowship funds...

Report Explores Academic Libraries’ Evolving Role in Supporting Learning and Teaching

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, September 13, 2017—A new report from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) explores the contributions of today’s academic libraries—as providers of resources, professional support, and space—to learning and teaching. A Splendid Torch: Learning and Teaching in Today’s Academic Libraries features essays written by current and former CLIR postdoctoral fellows...

Qatar National Library Joins International Network of Partners Contributing to Digital Library of the Middle East

Contact: dlmepress@clir.org Washington, DC, August 22, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Qatar National Library (QNL) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation to develop, enhance, and make available digitized cultural heritage content through the Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME). The DLME is a collaborative effort that aspires...

CLIR/DLF to be Fiscal Host for International Internet Preservation Consortium

Contacts: Kathlin Smith ksmith@clir.org IIPC Steering Committee steering@iipc.simplelists.com Washington, DC, July 12, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Digital Library Federation (DLF) have agreed to serve as new fiscal host for the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC), a global organization that coordinates efforts across libraries and other institutions to preserve internet content for...

CLIR Receives Mellon Grant for Data Curation Fellowships in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, June 28, 2017—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CLIR $981,000 to augment and extend its efforts to establish sound data management in Latin American and Caribbean Studies by building a professional cohort of knowledgeable specialists working in the field. Complementing the first round of fellowships in Latin American and...

Mellon Foundation Awards CLIR $1.5 Million Operating Grant

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, June 28, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has received a 24-month, $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support general operations starting July 2017. The grant provides funds for core administrative and management staff that support the broad range of CLIR’s programmatic activity....