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CLIR Annual Report: 1997 – 1998

CLIR Annual Report: 1997 – 1998

CLIR annual report 1997-1998 cover




Message From the President

The Programs


Advisory Groups

Grants and Contracts



Stanley A. Chodorow, Chair, University of Pennsylvania
Betty G. Bengtson, University of Washington
Virginia Betancourt,** Biblioteca
Nacional de Venezuela
Christine L. Borgman, University of California, Los Angeles
Robert Bovenschulte,** American
Chemical Society
Harvey Brooks*
Jerry D. Campbell, University of Southern California
Samuel DuBois Cook,* Dillard
Billy E. Frye, Emory University
David B. Gracy, II, The University of Texas at Austin
William N. Hubbard, Jr.,*
Carole Huxley,* New
York State Education Department
Paul LeClerc, New York Public Library
Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, Die Deutsche Bibliothek
Herman Liebaers,*
Peter Lyman, University of California, Berkeley
Deanna B. Marcum, Council on Library and Information Resources
Marilyn Gell Mason, Cleveland Public Library
Charles Phelps,** University
of Rochester
Cornelius J. Pings,* Association
of American Universities
Elaine Sloan, Columbia University Libraries
Winston Tabb, Library of Congress
Dan Tonkery, Dawson Subscription Group
Sidney Verba, Harvard University Library
  • Until November 1997

** Beginning May 1998


The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) grew out
of the 1997 merger of the Commission on Preservation and Access (CPA)
and the Council on Library Resources (CLR). Over the years, CPA and
CLR, in partnership with libraries, archives, and other information
providers, advocated collaborative approaches to preserving the nation’s
intellectual heritage and strengthening the many components of its
information system. CLIR was founded to continue this tradition of
support for a national information system and a seamless web of information
resources, of which all libraries and archives are a part.

The convening role is central to CLIR’s mission. CLIR brings together
experts from around the country and around the world and asks them
to turn their intelligence to the problems that libraries, archives,
and information organizations face as they integrate digital resources
and services into their well-established print-based environments.

CLIR urges individuals to look beyond the immediate challenges and
imagine the most desirable outcomes for the users of library and
archives—to be rigorously practical and to dream.


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