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CLIR Awards $546,281 for Recordings at Risk

Washington, DC September 28, 2018– The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced that the following 18 institutions have been awarded Recordings at Risk grants: Institution: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. Project: Communities-At-Risk: An Audio-Visual History of Jewish Communities in Transition Amount: $30,798 Institution: Amistad Research Center Project: Continuing to Break...

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...

CLIR Appoints David Gift Distinguished Presidential Fellow

Washington, DC, September 12, 2018—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Gift as Distinguished Presidential Fellow for Commonwealth Practice and Investment. Gift is associate vice president for community engagement at Internet2 and former CLIR Board chairman. Gift’s fellowship research will focus on developing new communities...

Initiatives and Partnerships

CLIR engages a range of stakeholders in its work, and its activities touch on all facets of scholarly communication: original research, including new forms of inquiry and expression; new methods of investigation; the creation and curation of large datasets and the relationship of data to publication and authentication of research; teaching, including new pedagogies, the influence of technology on the classroom and extra-classroom experience; preservation; collection development; archives and special collections and their manifestation; new modes of publication; interoperability and linkages of global resources; digitization of new content within accepted parameters of metadata and protocols; and the interrelated aspects of these facets.

CIOs in Liberal Arts Colleges

Semiannual forum of directors that run merged IT and Library units on liberal arts colleges and small universities.

Committee on Coherence at Scale

Analyzes emerging national-scale digital projects and their potential to help transform higher education in terms of scholarly productivity, teaching, cost-efficiency, and sustainability.

eResearch Network

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Digitizing Hidden Collections

Funding the digitization of rare and unique content in cultural memory institutions, CLIR has awarded nearly $4 million to institutions holding collections of high scholarly value.

Leading Change Institute

A week-long symposia to prepare and develop the next generation of leaders in libraries, information services, and higher education.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Strengthening the connection among library collections, educational technologies, and current research by embedding recent PhD recipients in library environments.

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