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CLIR Invites Applications for 2017 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections Awards

Washington, DC, January 19, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for 2017 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,...

CLIR Invites Applications for Digitizing At-Risk Audio Materials

Pilot phase of new Recordings at Risk grant program focuses on preservation reformatting of magnetic audio media   Washington, DC, January 4, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications from collecting institutions for the digital reformatting of magnetic audio materials, as part of the pilot phase of the Recordings...

CLIR Announces 2016 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Awards

Washington, DC, January 4, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced that the following projects have been selected for 2016 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards:  Project:          The Albert Johannsen Project: Digitizing the House of Beadle and Adams and Their Nickel and Dime Novels
 Award:            $448,893 Institutions:    Northern Illinois University; Villanova...

White Paper Assesses National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE)

Washington, DC, August 23, 2016—Given constant shifts in technology and the changing landscape of higher education, what are the current needs related to information technology and liberal education? A new CLIR white paper identifies those needs by examining the evolution and accomplishments of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) and consulting...

CLIR Announces 2016 Postdoctoral Fellows

Contact:  Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, July 29, 2016-CLIR has named its new cohort of 19 postdoctoral fellows for 2016. The cohort includes nine recipients of CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences, including four fellowships focused on software curation; five recipients of CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation...

Report Examines Federal Public Access Plans and Their Implications for the Cultural Heritage Community

Washington, DC, July 26, 2016—New U.S. government requirements for exposing and managing federally funded research data add urgency to the call for curating data that can be used, reused, and exploited by future generations, according to a new report from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The Open Data Imperative: How the...

CLIR Receives Planning Grant for Digital Library of the Middle East

Contact:  Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, July 19, 2016-The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CLIR $149,500 to support exploratory research, community building, and technical prototyping for the Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME). Along with the horrific loss of life and human suffering in the region, the cultural heritage of many nations...

Report Surveys Changing Landscape of Archival Research and Graduate Student Research Experiences

Contact:          Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, May 24, 2016-A new report from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) surveys the current landscape of archival research and the experiences of emerging scholars seeking to navigate it. Terra Cognita: Graduate Students in the Archives, draws upon data from CLIR’s Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation...

CLIR Names 2016 Mellon Dissertation Fellows

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754  Washington, DC, April 5, 2016-Sixteen 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...

CLIR Appoints Fenella France Distinguished Presidential Fellow

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, February 23, 2016-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has appointed Fenella France CLIR Distinguished Presidential Fellow. France is chief of the Preservation Research and Testing Division at the Library of Congress (LC), where she explores non-destructive imaging techniques and prevention of environmental degradation to collections. Her current...

Leading Change Institute 2016 Participants Named

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, February 23, 2016-Thirty-nine individuals have been selected for participation in the 2016 Leading Change Institute (LCI). The Institute, sponsored by CLIR and EDUCAUSE, will be held in Washington, DC, June 12–17, 2016. This year, CLIR awarded its first Sponsors Scholarship, which is given to a participant from a CLIR sponsoring organization....