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CLIR and Jisc Announce Partnership to Enhance Digital Services for Libraries and Research

Trans-national collaboration to boost support for academic research communities Contacts: Kathlin Smith ksmith@clir.org Emily Jones emily.jones@jisc.ac.uk Washington, DC, and Bristol, UK, March 29, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Jisc today announced a partnership to advance programs of mutual interest for academic communities on both sides of the Atlantic. Jisc, the UK’s...

CLIR Receives Planning Grant for Digital Library of the Middle East

Contact:  Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, July 19, 2016-The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CLIR $149,500 to support exploratory research, community building, and technical prototyping for the Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME). Along with the horrific loss of life and human suffering in the region, the cultural heritage of many nations...

Report Surveys Changing Landscape of Archival Research and Graduate Student Research Experiences

Contact:          Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, May 24, 2016-A new report from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) surveys the current landscape of archival research and the experiences of emerging scholars seeking to navigate it. Terra Cognita: Graduate Students in the Archives, draws upon data from CLIR’s Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation...

CLIR Names 2016 Mellon Dissertation Fellows

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754  Washington, DC, April 5, 2016-Sixteen graduate students have been selected to receive awards this year under the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources program, which CLIR administers. The fellowships are intended to help graduate students in the humanities and related social science fields pursue research wherever relevant sources are...

CLIR Appoints Fenella France Distinguished Presidential Fellow

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, February 23, 2016-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has appointed Fenella France CLIR Distinguished Presidential Fellow. France is chief of the Preservation Research and Testing Division at the Library of Congress (LC), where she explores non-destructive imaging techniques and prevention of environmental degradation to collections. Her current...

Report Takes Global Perspective on Supporting Digital Scholarship

Authors visit top digital scholarship organizations in eight countries to identify workforce-related factors important to the success of digital scholarship Washington, DC, October 15, 2015-What skills, competencies, knowledge, and mindsets should digital scholars possess? How are such attributes cultivated, and how does such expertise vary around the world? These are among the questions addressed...

CLIR Receives Mellon Grant for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for Medieval Studies

For immediate release Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, June 26, 2015-The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) $900,000 to support a program of Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for Medieval Studies. The program will fund a cohort of five fellows for two years at five institutions...

CLIR Names 2015 Mellon Dissertation Fellows

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, April 2, 2015-Sixteen graduate students have been selected to receive awards this year under the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, which CLIR administers. The fellowships are intended to help graduate students in the humanities and related social science fields pursue research wherever relevant sources are available;...

CLIR Board Elects Ingrid Parent; Appoints New Executive Committee

Washington, DC, November 24, 2014-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ingrid Parent to the CLIR Board of Directors. Ms. Parent is university librarian at the University of British Columbia, a post she has held since July 2009. That same year, she won the Canadian Association...