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Digitization and the Dream of Openness

—By Nicole Kang Ferraiolo This is the second post in a five-part series called “Five Years of Listening” on the evolution of the Digitizing Hidden Collections program. At its best, digitization is about equity. It’s the dream of breaking down the financial barriers to original-source research so that it’s no longer the exclusive domain...

Five Years of Listening

—By Nicole Kang Ferraiolo Editor’s note: This is the first post in a five-part series on the evolution of CLIR’s Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Program. The year was 2014 and CLIR had big news: it would be winding down its longstanding cataloging grant program and replacing it with a new program supporting...

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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