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Arctic Expedition to (almost) the North Pole

—By Emily Beagle I recently returned from a two-week expedition to the Arctic as part of the ClimateForce 2019 Team. This team consisted of 87 people from 25 countries who are all united in their commitment to combat climate change. The expedition was led by Sir Robert Swan, the first person to walk to...

CLIR’s Mission in the Era of Climate Disruption

—Charles Henry Several months ago, I wrote a blog on two areas of emerging interest to CLIR: human rights and climate disruption. This post addresses the reasons for our focusing on climate disruption as a natural extension of CLIR’s decades-long mission to preserve and make accessible our cultural heritage. A Commitment to Preservation When...

Nettles and Networks: New Ways to Tackle Wound Infections

By Erin Connelly Antimicrobial resistance is an increasingly serious global challenge. Calls for new drug development have been issued by governing bodies and public health organizations around the world. Some historians and scientists believe that novel routes to antimicrobial discovery may be found in the medicinal plants used in premodern medicine. As a result,...

CLIR Names 2019 Mellon Dissertation Fellows

Arlington, VA, April 11, 2019—Sixteen graduate students have been selected to receive awards this year under the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources program, administered by CLIR. The fellowships are intended to help graduate students in the humanities and related social science fields pursue research wherever relevant sources are available; gain skill...

An Ambient Light

—Charles Henry This is an introduction to a series of blogs meant to clarify CLIR’s working principles and goals for the next five years. The title is a metaphor for the general nature of this focus. Ambient light refers to illumination that is encircling, encompassing, and diffuse. In present usage, ambient also conveys motion....

Archivos poscustodiales para el bien colectivo

Hannah Alpert-Abrams, traducido por Ignacio Carvajal Regidor  Construir colecciones en bibliotecas o archivos a través de fronteras internacionales siempre implica una negociación de poder. En los Estados Unidos, hay una larga historia de sacar materiales históricos de las comunidades que los han creado, a menudo en nombre de la preservación. Sin embargo, estos...

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...

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 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...