Press Release

Report Explores Revitalization and Sustainability of Library Publishing

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, July 31, 2015-A new report from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), The Once and Future Publishing Library, explores the revitalization of library publishing and its possible future, and examines elements that influence the success and sustainability of library publishing initiatives. Authors Ann Okerson, of the Center...

W. Joseph King Appointed Interim Executive Director of NITLE

Washington, DC, July 23, 2015-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has appointed W. Joseph King interim executive director of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). Earlier this month, NITLE migrated its operations to CLIR from Southwestern University. Mr. King is a distinguished fellow at NITLE and a CLIR Board...

CLIR Receives Mellon Grant for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for Medieval Studies

For immediate release Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, June 26, 2015-The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) $900,000 to support a program of Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for Medieval Studies. The program will fund a cohort of five fellows for two years at five institutions...

Mellon Foundation Awards CLIR $1.5 Million Operating Grant

Mellon Foundation Awards CLIR $1.5 Million Operating Grant Contact:  Kathlin Smith                202-939-4754 Washington, DC, June 26, 2015-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 2015. “We are, as always, very grateful for the Mellon...

New Guide to Audio Preservation Gives Non-Specialists Expert Information

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation offers practical advice to audio collection managers without extensive in-house experience Washington, DC, May 28, 2015-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), in partnership with the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) and the National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) of the Library of Congress,...

CLIR Names 2015 Mellon Dissertation Fellows

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, April 2, 2015-Sixteen graduate students have been selected to receive awards this year under the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, 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;...

Bethany Nowviskie to Lead Digital Library Federation

For immediate release: Contact: Kathlin Smith Washington, DC, March 25, 2015-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced that Bethany Nowviskie will join its staff April 16 as director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF). Nowviskie is widely known as a pioneer and leading force in digital humanities. She has been director of...

Committee on Coherence at Scale Appoints New Members

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Three leaders in higher education will help guide research on cost efficiency, sustainability, teaching, and scholarly productivity across US campuses Washington, DC, March 11, 2015-Three leaders in higher education have been appointed to the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education. Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow, Internet2...

Leading Change Institute 2015 Participants Named

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, February 13, 2015-The following individuals have been selected for participation in the 2015 Leading Change Institute. The Institute, sponsored by CLIR and EDUCAUSE, will be held May 31–June 5, in Washington, DC. Jean-Pierre Bayard, California State University Felicia Bianchi, Emory University Morag Boyd, Ohio State University Benjamin Canlas,...

Report Examines Center of Excellence Model for Information Services

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, February 10, 2015-A new report from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) explores the efficacy of using the center of excellence model in a library setting to help address the increasing demands for support of information services. In 2013, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded seven librarians...

CLIR Invites Applications for 2015 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections Awards

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, January 21, 2015-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for 2015 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards. The national competition supports digitizing collections of rare and unique content in cultural memory institutions. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program succeeds...

2015 Funded Projects

The following eighteen projects were selected from among one hundred sixty-seven proposals submitted in 2015. This is the first group of projects supported by the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards program. Like its predecessor program, Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives (2008-2014), Digitizing Hidden Collections funds projects in which locally executed protocols...