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CLIR Receives $2.75 Million Mellon Foundation Grant for Data Curation Fellowships in African American and African Studies

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, September 20, 2018—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CLIR $2.75 million to help establish sound data management in African American and African Studies by building a professional cohort of knowledgeable specialists through postdoctoral positions. The grant will support two overlapping cohorts of five fellows each, starting in summer...

CLIR Appoints David Gift Distinguished Presidential Fellow

Washington, DC, September 12, 2018—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Gift as Distinguished Presidential Fellow for Commonwealth Practice and Investment. Gift is associate vice president for community engagement at Internet2 and former CLIR Board chairman. Gift’s fellowship research will focus on developing new communities...

Digital Library Federation Names Three New “DLF Futures Fellows”

Washington, DC, September 10, 2018—Today, the Digital Library Federation (DLF) named three distinguished fellows in the pilot year of a new DLF Futures fellowship program. This program offers financial support and a communications platform for mid-career digital library practitioners whose projects and areas of research open up new, perhaps unexpected possibilities and future directions...

The Loneliest Library in the World?

First in the new Sidebar series —Charles Henry Editor’s update: This week, Kerala was hit with the worst flooding in more than a century, leaving hundreds dead and hundreds of thousands homeless. We have contacted P. Sainath, who believes that Chinnathambi’s village would have escaped the worst of the floods because it is at...

CLIR Issues 124

Number 124  July/August 2018 ISSN 1944-7639 (online version) Contents The Black Bibliography Project Email Archiving Comes of Age CLIR Names Curatorial Advisors to Digital Library of the Middle East Learning from Hidden Collections Follow the DLF Forum and Affiliated Events Staff Updates CLIR Issues is produced in electronic format only. To receive the newsletter,...

CLIR Names Curatorial Advisors to Digital Library of the Middle East

View in Arabic Washington, DC, August 21, 2018—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has named five curatorial advisors to the Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME): Saif Abdullah Al-Jabri, director, Information Center, Sultan Qaboos University Library, Oman Najwa Adra, anthropologist, Yemeni Intangible Cultural Heritage Mariette Atallah, head of Collection Development Department,...

مجلس موارد المكتبات والمعلومات يُعَيِّن مستشارين تنظيميين لمكتبة الشرق الأوسط الرقمية

واشنطن، الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية، — عَيَّن مجلس موارد المكتبات والمعلومات خمسة مستشارين تنظيميين لمكتبة الشرق الأوسط الرقمية هم: الدكتور سيف عبدالله الجابري، مدير مركز المعلومات، مكتبة جامعة السلطان قابوس، سلطنة عُمان الدكتورة نجوى عدره، باحثة أنثروبولوجية في التراث الثقافي اليمني غير المادي الدكتورة ماريت عطا الله، رئيس قسم تطوير المجموعات بمكتبة...

Email Archives Comes of Age

Christopher Prom and Kate Murray For many of us, email comprises the journal of our personal and professional daily life. We use it to exchange quick notes and detailed information; we make plans for business meetings or casual lunches; we catch up with family, friends, and colleagues; we give opinions, make decisions, and discuss...

New CLIR Report Examines Complexity and Challenges of Preserving Email

Task Force identifies short- and long-term actions for advocacy and technology development   Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754   Washington, DC, August 13, 2018—Email is an increasingly important part of the historical record, yet it is particularly difficult to preserve, putting future access to this vast resource at risk. A new report from the Council on...

CLIR Issues 123

Number 123  May/June 2018 ISSN 1944-7639 (online version) Contents CLIR Names 2018 Postdoctoral Fellows Sustaining Public Media Archives: A Way Forward Register Now for 2018 DLF Forum and Affiliated Events Forthcoming in July: The Future of Email Archives Thank You, Sponsors and Members! Staff Promotions Reminder: Recordings at Risk Application Deadline June 29  ...

International Council on Interdependence for Higher Education: A Modest Proposal

Our academic knowledge environment today is disorganized and exorbitantly expensive, segmented by an array of local, redundant investments. But there now exists an opportunity to construct a new, robust, interoperable environment: never before have so many well-conceived, large-scale digital projects begun to flourish, with each of these projects representing a fundamental element of academic...

“Dirty” Old Books: Building a Library of Stains with Multispectral Imaging

Erin Connelly, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS), University of Pennsylvania Libraries Alberto Campagnolo, Library of Congress Heather Wacha at the University of Wisconsin-Madison The Library of Stains Project, also known as Labeculae Vivae, Latin for “#stainsalive,” is using multispectral imaging to gather scientific data drawn from stains found on parchment, paper, and bindings...