CLIR establishes collaborative relationships and cross-institutional initiatives with organizations that have similar missions in the pursuit of common goals. These relationships take many forms, including Partnerships and Affiliates.
CLIR partners with institutions and organizations and their staff to collaborate on a common project or initiative. Through our partnerships, we are able to expand our reach and engage with wider audiences and practitioners.
As a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) organization, CLIR can serve as a stable fiscal or administrative home for organizations that may not need to be an independent legal entity. Affiliates have their own governance and mission, while CLIR provides integrated services and access to tools, platforms, research, and expertise to reduce costs, create greater efficiencies, and allow affiliates to better serve their constituencies.
- Escrow accounts
- Vendor relations
- Expense reimbursement
- Employment services (hiring process, documentation, payroll, meetings, etc.)
- Financial services (budgeting, investment advising, reports, etc.)
- IT services
- Event support (staff support, logistics, registration, financial, marketing, etc.)
- Program support
- And more…
Just as each organization is unique, so is a relationship with CLIR. Our list of services is just a starting point for a conversation about how CLIR can help your organization achieve its goals. Interested in our affiliate services or exploring a partnership? Contact Louisa Kwasigroch, director of outreach and engagement, with any questions.
CLIR is proud to serve as a fiscal host and strong supporter of the Code4Lib
community. Code4Lib is a volunteer-driven collective of hackers, designers, architects, curators, catalogers, artists and instigators from around the world, who largely work for and with libraries, archives and museums on technology “stuff.” It started in the fall of 2003 as a mailing list when a group of library programmers decided to create an overarching community agnostic towards any particular language or technology.
Entering its sixth iteration, IliADS
is a project-based and team-based opportunity for focused support of a digital project—your project—as you work alongside other colleagues and experts. Along the way, ILiADS gives institute participants an opportunity to explore the broad questions that frame digital scholarship.
is a community-driven technology led by world-leading research, national and state libraries, archives, museums, companies, and image repositories committed to providing access to high-quality digitized resources. IIIF makes it possible to give scholars an unprecedented level of uniform and rich access to image-, audio-, and moving image-based resources hosted around the world including images, books, newspapers, manuscripts, maps, scrolls, single sheet collections, and archival materials, as well as oral histories, reformatted media, and more. The IIIF Consortium (IIIF-C) was formed in June 2015 to provide steering and sustainability for the IIIF community.
The International Internet Preservation Consortium
is an international organization of libraries and other organizations established to coordinate efforts to preserve internet content for the future. It was founded in July 2003 by 12 participating institutions and had grown to 35 members by January 2010.
The National Digital Stewardship Alliance
is a consortium of more than 220 partnering organizations, including universities, professional associations, businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations, all committed to the long-term preservation of digital information. Members work together to preserve access to our national digital heritage.
Repositories play a pivotal role in the information landscape. Through a format that blends DSpace, Fedora, Eprints, and other interest group meetings with general conference sessions covering cross-cutting issues, the international Open Repositories Conference
creates opportunities to explore the challenges faced by global academic library, research, preservation, and access communities.
A partnership between CLIR, Stanford University, and the Qatar National Library, the Digital Library of the Middle East
(DLME) is a worldwide effort to federate all types of cultural heritage material, including archives, manuscripts, museum objects, media, and archaeological and intangible heritage collections. The core principle of our collaboration is that of service to partners and peoples across the Middle East and North Africa—to help reveal, share, honor, and protect collections of cultural materials and the living and historical cultures they represent.
CLIR and the HBCU Library Alliance
have entered into a long-term partnership that aims to position historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as centers of scholarly distinction with unparalleled special collections that illuminate clearly the value, significance, and contributions of HBCUs. This partnership will foster awareness and access to diverse historical records that shaped American history, thus informing dialog to promote the common good.