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CLIR Invites Applications for Digitizing At-Risk Audio and Audiovisual Materials

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications from collecting institutions for the digital reformatting of audio and audiovisual materials through the Recordings at Risk grant program. Generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Recordings at Risk is focused on digitizing “at-risk” recorded content of high scholarly value. CLIR...

Apply Now for 2020 Leading Change Institute

The application period is now open for the Leading Change Institute (LCI), which will be held May 31–June 5, 2020, in Washington, DC. This will mark the institute’s twentieth year. Cosponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and EDUCAUSE, LCI brings together leaders in the information sector, including deans, librarians, and...

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.

Join CLIR to build a robust future.

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