Press Release

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...

Report Takes Global Perspective on Supporting Digital Scholarship

Authors visit top digital scholarship organizations in eight countries to identify workforce-related factors important to the success of digital scholarship Washington, DC, October 15, 2015-What skills, competencies, knowledge, and mindsets should digital scholars possess? How are such attributes cultivated, and how does such expertise vary around the world? These are among the questions addressed...

CLIR Receives IMLS Grant to Assess National Digital Stewardship Residency Programs

Contact: Christa Williford cwilliford@clir.org Washington, DC, September 22, 2015-The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) $172,996 to assess the impact of five related National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) initiatives. Between 2012 and 2015, the IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program funded a...

Report Reviews First Decade of CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, September 10, 2015-A new report from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) celebrates the first decade of the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program by bringing together 20 past and present CLIR fellows to share their thoughts on their experiences and, more broadly, the direction of academia. The...

CLIR Receives NEH Grant for Openlab Workshop

Contact: Christa Williford Broad partnership will explore a solutions lab to help galleries, libraries, archives, and museums use technology to achieve greater public impact Washington, DC, July 31, 2015-The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) $49,962 in a cooperative agreement to support a two-day workshop...

CLIR Appoints Michael F. Suarez Distinguished Presidential Fellow

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, August 31, 2015-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has appointed Michael F. Suarez, S.J., CLIR Distinguished Presidential Fellow. Suarez is university professor of English and director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, where he leads the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in...