CLIR Annual Report: 1998 – 1999
- Betty G. Bengtson, University of Washington
- Virginia Betancourt, Fundacion Romulo Betancourt
- Christine L. Borgman, University of California at Los Angeles
- Robert Bovenschulte, American Chemical Society
- Jerry D. Campbell, University of Southern California
- Stanley A. Chodorow, University of California
- Billy E. Frye, Emory University
- David B. Gracy, II, The University of Texas at Austin
- Nils Hasselmo, Association of American Universities
- Paul LeClerc, New York Public Library
- Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz
- Peter Lyman, University of California, Berkeley
- Deanna B. Marcum, Council on Library and Information Resources
- Marilyn Gell Mason, OCLC
- Charles Phelps, University of Rochester
- Elaine Sloan, Columbia University
- Winston Tabb, Library of Congress
- Dan Tonkery, The Faxon Company
- Sidney Verba, Harvard University
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 archivesto be rigorously practical and to dream.