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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....

CLIR Invites Applications for 2016 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections Awards

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, January 20, 2016-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for 2016 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 cultural memory institutions. Grants of between $50,000 and $250,000...

CLIR Announces 2015 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Awards

Washington, DC, January 4, 2016-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced that the following projects have been selected for 2015 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards: Project:          “All Day Singing”: Preserving and Providing Access to Original Early Twentieth Century Field Recordings in the Frank Clyde Brown Collection Award:            $74,595 Institution:  ...

Mellon Awards CLIR $4.34 Million for New Round of Digitization Grants

Mellon Awards CLIR $4.34 Million for New Round of Digitization Grants Washington, DC, December 17, 2015-The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CLIR $4.34 million to support a second year of the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections grant program in 2016. Launched earlier this year, the nationally competitive program awards funds to cultural memory institutions...

Wayne Graham Appointed Technical Director

Washington, DC, November 11, 2015-CLIR is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Graham as technical director, effective December 1. Graham has been head of research and development at the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia Library since 2009. The newly created position was established to help CLIR develop, integrate, and oversee a...

Symposium Proceedings Reveal Innovative Approaches to Describing Rare Collections

Volume documents capstone event to CLIR’s  Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Program Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, November 10, 2015-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today published proceedings of the Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Symposium held in March 2015. The volume, titled Innovation, Collaboration, and Models, documents the capstone...

CLIR Appoints NITLE Advisory Council

Contact: Joey King jking@nitle.org Washington, DC, November 3, 2015-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has appointed an advisory council to help determine the future of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). Advisory council members will work with CLIR President Charles Henry and NITLE Interim Executive Director W. Joseph (Joey)...

Digital Library Federation to Host National Digital Stewardship Alliance

Contacts:       Abbey Potter                                                               Oliver Bendorf abpo@loc.gov                                                             obendorf@clir.org Washington, DC, October 19, 2015-The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) today announced that it has selected the Digital Library Federation (DLF), a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), to serve as NDSA’s institutional home starting in January 2016. The selection and announcement follows...