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October 14, 2016

(Council on Library and Information Resources) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources $2,725,000 for a regranting program to digitize “at risk” audio and audiovisual materials of high scholarly value. The program will run four competitions between January 2017 and September 2018, awarding a total of $2.3 million.

November 15, 2013

(Council on Library and Information Resources) The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has published Research Data Management: Principles, Practices, and Prospects. The report examines how research institutions are responding to data management requirements of the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and other federal agencies. It also considers what role, if any, academic libraries and the library and information science profession should have in supporting researchers’ data management needs.

October 31, 2013

(Council on Library and Information Resources) The Council on Library and Information Resources has published Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories. The report provides recommendations to help ensure the physical and intellectual well-being of materials created and managed in digital form ("born digital") that are transferred from donors to archival repositories.

October 30, 2013

(Council on Library and Information Resources) Molly Corbett Broad, president of the American Council on Education (ACE) and former president of the University of North Carolina, has been appointed to the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education.

October 21, 2013

(Council on Library and Information Resources) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources $916,000 to support a program of Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for Early Modern Studies. The program will fund a cohort of five fellows for two years at five institutions of higher learning, starting in September 2014.

September 26, 2013

(Council on Library and Information Resources) The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant of $164,243 to examine the federally mandated plans for open access and their implications for continuing education needs for libraries, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions.

June 27, 2013

(Council on Library and Information Resources) The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has received a 24-month, $1.55 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support general operations starting July 2013.

February 13, 2013

(Council on Library and Information Resources) The Library of Congress and Council on Library and Information Resources announce publication of The Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Plan. The congressionally mandated plan spells out 32 short- and long-term recommendations involving both the public and private sectors and covering infrastructure, preservation, access, education, and policy strategies.

October 11, 2012

(Council on Library and Information Resources) The Council on Library and Information Resources and Vanderbilt University have established a committee to examine emerging national-scale digital projects and their potential to help transform higher education in terms of scholarly productivity, teaching, cost-efficiency, and sustainability. The group, called the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education, comprises college and university presidents and provosts, deans, university librarians, and association heads. The committee will provide the leadership necessary to ensure that these projects are designed and developed as elements of a larger and encompassing digital environment.

February 13, 2012

(Council on Library and Information Resources) The Council on Library and Information Resources and the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education announce the formation of Anvil Academic, a digital publisher for the humanities. Anvil will focus on publishing new forms of scholarship that cannot be adequately conveyed in the traditional monograph.

June 2, 2011

(Council on Library and Information Resources) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources a $46,000 planning grant to develop a prototype for the Digital Public Library of America. The prototype will be submitted to the DPLA beta sprint, which seeks ideas, models, prototypes, technical tools, user interfaces that demonstrate how the DPLA might index and provide access to a wide range of broadly distributed content.

April 10, 2011

(Council on Library and Information Resources) The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources $117,567 for research on how to build capacity for data curation within disciplines. The project will be managed by CLIRs Digital Library Federation.

March 16, 2011

(Council on Library and Information Resources) The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has received a $49,500 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to conduct an in-depth survey of publications, projects, tools, and environments pertaining to semantic web, linked data, and RDF triples technologies. Simultaneously, Stanford University Libraries has received a parallel grant of $50,000 to conduct an invitational workshop intended to incorporate the results of the CLIR survey into a design for a scalable prototype system.

December 14, 2010

(Council on Library and Information Resources) The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today released a report examining how the cultural heritage community can benefit from methods and tools developed for work in digital forensics.

April 14, 2009

(Council on Library and Information Resources) The Board of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) voted to merge the Digital Library Federation (DLF) into CLIR as a program of the Council, starting July 1, 2009. The vote follows recommendations by a DLF Review Committee in March 2009 to merge the two organizations, and a unanimous vote of consent by the DLF Board on April 8.

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