CLIR has published more than 170 reports on topics relating to preservation, digital libraries, economics of information, trends in information use, international developments, and the changing role of the library.
The full text of most of our publications is available on this site. Some reports are also available in print and can be ordered online from each report’s abstract page. Find the title you are interested in from the list below, click on it, and you will be taken to the report’s abstract page where you can access the text electronically or purchase print copies.
This list is in chronological order with the most recent reports at the top.
pub176 3D/VR in the Academic Library: Emerging Practices and Trends. February 2019
pub175 The Future of Email Archives. August 2018
pub174 A Splendid Torch: Learning and Teaching in Today’s Academic Libraries. September 2017
pub172 National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education: An Assessment. August 2016
pub170 Terra Cognita: Graduate Students in the Archives. May 2016.
pub169 Innovation, Collaboration, and Models, Cheryl Oestreicher, editor. November 2015
pub168 Building Expertise to Support Digital Scholarship: A Global Perspective by Vivian Lewis, Lisa Spiro, Xuemao Wang, and Jon E. Cawthorne. October 2015.
pub167 The Process of Discovery: The CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and the Future of the Academy, John C. Maclachlan, Elizabeth A. Waraksa, and Christa Williford, editors. September
pub166 The Once and Future Publishing Library by Ann Okerson and Alex Holzman. July 2015.
pub165 Getting Found: SEO Cookbook by Patrick O’Brien and Kenning Arlitsch. May 2015.
pub164 ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation, Sam Brylawski, Maya Lerman, Robin Pike, Kathlin Smith, editors. May 2015.
pub163 The Center of Excellence Model for Information Services by Joy Kirchner, José Diaz, Geneva Henry, Susan Fliss, John Culshaw, Heather Gendron, and Jon E. Cawthorne. February 2015.
pub162 The Changing Landscape of Library and Information Services: What Presidents, Provosts, and Finance Officers Need to Know by Richard Holmgren and Gene Spencer. September 2014.
pub161 Participatory Design in Academic Libraries, New Reports and Findings. Nancy Fried Foster, Editor. February 2014.
pub160 Research Data Management: Principles, Practices, and Prospects. November 2013.
pub159 Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories by Gabriela Redwine, Megan Barnard, Kate Donovan, Erika Farr, Michael Forstrom, Will Hansen, Jeremy Leighton John, Nancy Kuhl, Seth Shaw, and Susan Thomas.
pub158 The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912–1929 by David Pierce. September 2013.
pub157 Images of Works of Art in Museum Collections: The Experience of Open Access by Kristin Kelly. June 2013.
pub156 The Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Plan. December 2012.
pub155 Participatory Design in Academic Libraries: Methods, Findings, and Implementations with introduction by Nancy Fried Foster. October 2012.
pub154 The Problem of Data by Lori Jahnke, Andrew Asher, and Spencer D. C. Keralis,
with an introduction by Charles Henry. August 2012.
pub153 Core Infrastructure Considerations for Large Digital Libraries. July 2012.
pub152 Linked Data for Libraries, Museums, and Archives: Survey and Workshop Report. October 2011.
pub150 “Rome Wasn’t Digitized in a Day”: Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Classicists by Alison Babeu. August 2011.
pub149 Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Richard Ovenden, Gabriela Redwine, with research assistance from Rachel Donahue.
pub145 Working Together or Apart: Promoting the Next Generation of Digital Scholarship. March 2009.
pub144 Copyright and Related Issues Relevant to Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Unpublished Pre-1972 Sound Recordings by Libraries and Archives by June M. Besek. March 2009.
pub143 A Survey of Digital Humanities Centers in the United States by Diane M. Zorich. November 2008.
pub142 No Brief Candle: Reconceiving Research Libraries for the 21st Century. Part 1 of this report is also available in Arabic and Chinese. August 2008.
pub141 Preservation in the Age of Large-Scale Digitization, A White Paper by Oya Y. Rieger. February 2008.
pub140 Census of Institutional Repositories in the United States: MIRACLE Project Research Findings by Karen Markey, Soo Young Rieh, Beth St. Jean, Jihyun Kim, and Elizabeth Yakel. February 2007.
pub139 Library Workflow Redesign: Six Case Studies by Marilyn Mitchell, editor. January 2007.
pub138 E-Journal Archiving Metes and Bounds: A Survey of the Landscape by Anne R. Kenney, Richard Entlich, Peter B. Hirtle, Nancy Y. McGovern, and Ellie L. Buckley. September 2006.
pub136 Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha: Bringing Information Technology to Rural Bangladesh by Boat by Arshad Mahmud. February 2006.
pub135 Copyright Issues Relevant to Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Pre-1972 Commercial Sound Recordings by Libraries and Archives by June M. Besek. December 2005.
pub134 Acquiring Copyright Permission to Digitize and Provide Open Access to Books by Denise Troll Covey. October 2005.
pub133 Survey of Reissues of U.S. Recordings by Tim Brooks. August 2005.
pub132 A Kaleidoscope of Digital American Literature by Martha L. Brogan with assistance from Daphnée Rentfrow. September 2005.
pub131 Århus Public Libraries Embracing Diversity, Empowering Citizens in Denmark by Jack Jackson. July 2005.
pub130 EVERGREEN Bringing Information Resources to Rural China by Geoffrey Z. Liu. July 2005.
pub129 Library as Place: Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space. February 2005.
pub128 Survey of the State of Audio Collections in Academic Libraries by Abby Smith, David Randal Allen, and Karen Allen. August 2004.
pub127 The Nonsubscription Side of Periodicals: Changes in Library Operations and Costs between Print and Electronic Formats by Roger C. Schonfeld, Donald W. King, Ann Okerson, Eileen Gifford Fenton.
pub126 Access in the Future Tense. April 2004.
pub125 E-Powering the People: South Africa’s Smart Cape Access Project by Susan Valentine. March 2004.
pub124 Business Planning for Cultural Heritage Institutions by Liz Bishoff and Nancy Allen. January 2004.
pub123 Reflecting on Leadership by Karin Wittenborg, Chris Ferguson, Michael A. Keller. December 2003.
pub122 Libraries Designed for Learning by Scott Bennett. November 2003.
pub121 Care and Handling of CDs and DVDs: A Guide for Librarians and Archivists by Fred R. Byers. October 2003.
pub120 Use and Users of Electronic Library Resources: An Overview and Analysis of Recent Research Studies by Carol Tenopir, with the assistance of Brenda Hitchcock and Ashley Pillow. August 2003.
pub118 A Survey of Digital Cultural Heritage Initiatives and Their Sustainability Concerns by Diane M. Zorich. June 2003.
pub117 Developing Print Repositories: Models for Shared Preservation and Access by Bernard F. Reilly, Jr. with research and analysis by Barbara DesRosiers, Center for Research Libraries. June
pub116 National Digital Preservation Initiatives: An Overview of Developments in Australia, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom and of Related International Activity by Neil Beagrie.
pub115 Library Buildings and the Building of a Collaborative Research Collection at the Tri-College Library Consortium by Judy Luther, Linda Bills, Amy McColl, Norm Medeiros, Amy Morrison, Eric Pumroy, and Peggy Seiden.
pub114 New-Model Scholarship: How Will It Survive? by Abby Smith. March 2003.
pub113 Biblored, Colombia’s Innovative Library Network by María Cristina Caballero. February 2003.
pub112 Copyright Issues Relevant to the Creation of a Digital Archive: A Preliminary Assessment by June M. Besek. January 2003.
pub111 The State of Preservation Programs in American College and Research Libraries: Building a Common Understanding and Action Agenda by Anne R. Kenney and Deirdre C. Stam. December 2002.
pub110 Dimensions and Use of the Scholarly Information Environment: Introduction to a Data Set by Amy Friedlander. November 2002.
pub109 The Digital Library: A Biography by Daniel Greenstein and Suzanne E. Thorin. Second edition December 2002, first edition September 2002.
pub108 Diffuse Libraries: Emergent Roles for the Research Library in the Digital Age by Wendy Pradt Lougee. August 2002.
pub106 Building a National Strategy for Preservation: Issues in Digital Media Archiving. April 2002.
Summary report of a meeting held on February 4-5, 2002 to consider requirements for am archivists’ toolkit by Brad Westbrook. March, 2002.
Draft benchmark functions of digital masters. March, 2002.
Assessing Shibboleth as a means of authenticating and authorizing access to electronic scholarly publications. A DLF/CNI workshop by Peter Brantley (NYU), D Greenstein (DLF), Clifford Lynch (CNI). Feburary 2002.
pub105 Usage and Usability Assessment: Library Practices and Concerns by Denise Troll Covey. January 2002.
pub104 Scholarly Work in the Humanities and the Evolving Information Environment by William S. Brockman, Laura Neumann, Carole L. Palmer, Tonyia J. Tidline. December 2001.
Registry of Archival Masters of Digital Monographs and Serials. Functional Requirements by Dale Flecker. December, 2001.
Registry of Digital Reproductions of Paper-Based Monographs and Serials. Functional Requirements by Dale Flecker. December, 2001.
Registry of Archival Masters of Digital Monographs and Serials by Dale Flecker. December 2001.
Report on a meeting convened to evaluate possible implementation paths for a registry of digital monographs and serials by Daniel Greenstein, December 2001.
pub103 The Evidence in Hand: Report of the Task Force on the Artifact in Library Collections. November 2001.
pub102 Proceedings of the 2000 Sino-United States Symposium and Workshop on Library and Information Science Education in the Digital Age. November 5-10, 2000; Wuhan, China. D. E. Perushek, Editor. 2001.
pub101 Strategies for Building Digitized Collections by Abby Smith. September 2001.
pub100 Building and Sustaining Digital Collections: Models for Libraries and Museums. August 2001.
pub99 Selection and Presentation of Commercially Available Electronic Resources: Issues and Practices by Timothy D. Jewell. July 2001.
Draft benchmark for digital reproductions of printed books and serial publications by Daniel Greenstein. July 2001.
Registry of Digital Reproductions of Paper-based Books and Serials by Dale Flecker and Daniel Greenstein. July 2001.
Registry of Digital Reproductions of Paper-based Books and Serials.Functional requirements by Dale Flecker. July 2001.
Report of a meeting of the DLF on preservation reformatting practices by Daniel Greenstein. July 2001.
More Access at Less Cost: The Case for a Digital Registry by Gerald George. July 2001.
Dimension and Use of the Scholarly Information Environment by Lynn Dagar, Daniel Greenstein, Leigh Watson Healy. July 2001.
pub98 Building Sustainable Collections of Free Third-Party Web Resources by Louis A. Pitschmann. June 2001.
pub97 A Collaborative Approach to Collection Storage: The Five-College Library Depository by Willis E. Bridegam. June 2001.
pub96 Folk Heritage Collections in Crisis. May 2001.
Report Imaging Practitioners Meeting on 30 March 2001 by Stephen Chapman. May 2001.
Registry of Digital Reproductions of Paper-based Books and Serials by Daniel Greenstein. April 2001.
Shared Cataloguing Tool for Visual Resources by Max Marmor and Sherman Clarke. April 2001.
Tools for Academic Electronic Publishing by Maria Bonn. March 2001.
The Open Archives Initiative and Digital Libraries by Daniel Greenstein. January 2001.
DLF Evaluation of the Open Archives Initiative by Daniel Greenstein. January 2001.
How and Why Libraries are Changing by Denise Troll. January 2001.
Digital Library Policies, Organizations, and Practices by Daniel Greenstein and Suzanne Thorin. January 2001.
pub95 Preservation Science Survey: An Overview of Recent Developments in Research on the Conservation of Selected Analog Library and Archival Materials by Henk J. Porck and René Teygeler. December 2000.
Towards a Shared Cataloguing Tool for VR Collections by Daniel Greenstein. December 2000.
Structural, technical, and administrative metadata standards by Jerome McDonough. December 2000.
The Academic Image Cooperative by Daniel Greenstein. 2000.
pub94 White Paper on Electronic Journal Usage Statistics by Judy Luther. October 2000.
Final Report of the AIC as submitted to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation by Daniel Greenstein. August 2000.
A New Approach to Finding Research Materials on the Web by Priscilla Caplan. July 2000.
pub93 Risk Management of Digital Information: A File Format Investigation by Gregory W. Lawrence, William R. Kehoe, Oya Y. Rieger, William H. Walters, and Anne R. Kenney. June 2000.
pub92 Authenticity in a Digital Environment. May 2000.
Minimum criteria for an archival repository of digital scholarly journals, version 1.2 by Daniel Greenstein and Deanna Marcum. May 2000.
Strategies for developing sustainable and scaleable digital library collections by Daniel Greenstein. May 2000.
pub91 Systems of Knowledge Organization for Digital Libraries: Beyond Traditional Authority Files by Gail Hodge. April 2000.
The AIC Draft Collection Strategy and Development Framework by Daniel Greenstein. April 2000.
Usage, Usability, and User support by Daniel Greenstein. April 2000.
pub90 Managing Cultural Assets from a Business Perspective by Laura Price and Abby Smith. March 2000.
Digital Library Authentication and Authorization. March 2000.
Report of the Making of America II DTD DLF Workshop by Jerome McDonough. March 2000.
pub89 Enduring Paradigm, New Opportunities: The Value of the Archival Perspective in the Digital Environment by Anne J. Gilliland-Swetland. February 2000.
pub88 Collections, Content, and the Web. February 2000.
AIC Brochure by Rebecca Graham. January 2000.
pub87 The Making of America II Testbed Project: A Digital Library Service Model by Bernard J. Hurley, John Price-Wilkin, Merrilee Proffitt, Howard Besser. December 1999.
pub86 Building Preservation Knowledge in Brazil by Ingrid Beck. November 1999.
pub85 Innovative Use of Information Technology by Colleges. August 1999.
pub84 Securing Our Dance Heritage: Issues in the Documentation and Preservation of Dance by Catherine J. Johnson and Allegra Fuller Snyder. July 1999.
Supporting Access to Diverse and Distributed Finding Aids by John Price Wilkineport. July 1999.
pub83 Preserving the Whole: A Two-Track Approach to Rescuing Social Science Data and Metadata by Ann Green, JoAnn Dionne, and Martin Dennis. June 1999.
Academic Image Cooperative. June 1999.
pub82 The Future of the Past: Preservation in American Research Libraries by Abby Smith. April 1999.
pub81 Digitization for Scholarly Use: The Boswell Papers Project at The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library by Nicole Bouché. March 1999. $15
pub80 Why Digitize? by Abby Smith. February 1999. $15
pub79 Enabling Access in Digital Libraries: A Report on a Workshop on Access Management by Caroline Arms. February 1999. $15
pub78 Scholarship, Instruction, and Libraries at the Turn of the Century. January 1999. $15
pub77 Avoiding Technological Quicksand: Finding a Viable Technical Foundation for Digital Preservation by Jeff Rothenberg. January 1999. $20
pub76 Computerization of the Archivo General de Indias: Strategies and Results by Pedro González. September 1998. $20
pub75 The Mirage of Continuity: Reconfiguring Academic Information Resources for the 21st Century. Edited by Brian L. Hawkins and Patricia Battin. September 1998. $25
pub74 Selecting Research Collections for Digitization by Dan Hazen, Jeffrey Horrell, and Jan Merrill-Oldham. August 1998. $15
pub73 Public Libraries, Communities, and Technology: Twelve Case Studies. November 1996. $15.00
pub72 Library Systems: Current Developments and Future Directions by Leigh Watson Healy. May 1998. $25
pub71 Digitizing Historical Pictorial Collections for the Internet by Stephen Ostrow. February 1998. $20
pub70 Preservation and Archives in Vietnam by Judith Henchy. February 1998. $10
pub69 Digitization as a Method of Preservation? by Hartmut Weber and Marianne Dörr. October 1997. $10.00
pub68 SGML as a Framework for Digital Preservation and Access by James Coleman and Don Willis. July 1997. $20.00
pub67 Digital Image Collections by Michael Ester. December 1996. $15.00
pub65 Mass Deacidification by Henk Porck. October 1996. $15.00
pub64 Preservation Challenges in a Changing Political Climate. A Report from Russia by Galina Kislovskaya. September 1996. $10.00
pub63 Preserving Digital Information, Report of the Task Force on Archiving of Digital Information by Donald Waters and John Garrett. May 1996. $15.00
pub62 Preservation in the Digital World by Paul Conway. March 1996.
pub61 Digital Collections Inventory Report by Patricia A. McClung. February 1996. $20.00
pub60 Preservation Activities in Canada by Karen Turko. February 1996. $10.00
pub59 New Tools for Preservation by James M. Reilly, Douglas W. Nishimura, and Edward Zinn. November 1995. $10.00
pub58 Difficult Choices by Gerald W. George. August 1995. $10.00
pub57 Digital Imaging of Papyri by Roger S. Bagnall. September 1995. $10.00
pub56 Oversize Color Images Project, 1994-1995 by Janet Gertz. August 1995. $10.00
pub55 Preservation Priorities in Latin America by Dan C.Hazen. July 1995. $10.00
pub54 Magnetic Tape Storage and Handling by John Van Bogart. June 1995. $10.00
pub53 Digital Resolution Requirements for Replacing Text-Based Material: Methods for Benchmarking Image Quality by Anne R. Kenney and Stephen Chapman. April 1995. $10.00
pub51 Preservation Activities in Bulgaria by Sonja Jordan. February 1995. $10.00
pub50 The International Program and Its Global Mission. Introduction to Report Series. January 1995. $10.00
pub48 The Commission on Preservation and Access Working Paper on the Future. February 1994. $5.00
pub47 The Setup Phase of Project Open Book by Paul Conway and Shari Weaver. June 1994. $10.00
pub46 Isoperms – An Environmental Management Tool by Donald Sebera. June 1994. $10.00
pub5 Image Formats for Preservation and Access. A Report of the Technology Assessment Advisory Committee by Michael Lesk. July 1990.