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October 14, 2016

Council on Library and Information Resources. CLIR receives $2.7 million for new program to preserve recordings at risk. 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. [Full Announcement].

November 15, 2013

Council on Library and Information Resources. CLIR publishes Research Data Management: Principles, Practices, and Prospects. 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. [Full Announcement].

October 31, 2013

Council on Library and Information Resources. CLIR Publishes Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories. 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. [Full Announcement].

October 30, 2013

Council on Library and Information Resources. Molly Corbett Broad Appointed to Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education. 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. [Full Announcement].

October 21, 2013

Council on Library and Information Resources. CLIR Receives Mellon Grant for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for Early Modern Studies. 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. [Full Announcement].

September 26, 2013

Council on Library and Information Resources. CLIR Receives IMLS Grant to Identify Needs in Continuing Education for Managing Cultural Heritage Data. 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. [Full Announcement].

June 27, 2013

Council on Library and Information Resources. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards CLIR $1.55 million operating grant. 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. [Full Announcement].

February 13, 2013

Council on Library and Information Resources. National Recording Preservation Plan Provides Blueprint for Saving U.S. Recorded Sound Heritage. 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. [Full Announcement].

October 11, 2012

Council on Library and Information Resources. CLIR and Vanderbilt University Form Committee to Examine National-scale Digital Projects in Higher Education. 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. [Full Announcement].

February 13, 2012

Council on Library and Information Resources. CLIR and NITLE to Launch Digital Academic Publishing Program. 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. [Full Announcement].

June 2, 2011

Council on Library and Information Resources. CLIR/DLF receives Mellon Foundation funding for Digital Public Library of America Prototype. 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. [Full Announcement].

April 10, 2011

Council on Library and Information Resources. CLIR/DLF Receives Sloan Foundation Grant for Research on Building Data Curation Skills. 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. [Full Announcement].

March 16, 2011

Council on Library and Information Resources. CLIR and Stanford Receive Mellon Grants for Study and Workshop on Linked Data. 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. [Full Announcement].

December 14, 2010

Council on Library and Information Resources. Report Examines Use of Digital Forensics Tools and Methods in Cultural Heritage Sector. 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. [Full Announcement].

April 14, 2009

Council on Library and Information Resources. Digital Library Federation to Continue Programs in 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. [Full Announcement].

March 5, 2008

Council on Library and Information Resources. CLIR Releases Meeting Report on Promoting Digital Scholarship Initiates Discussion Forum. CLIR in November 2007 convened a meeting of humanists, librarians, and computer scientists, along with representatives from government agencies, private funders, and Google. A meeting report, written by Gregory Crane, professor of classics at Tufts University, and Amy Friedlander, director of programs at CLIR, is now available. [Full Announcement].

September 17, 2002

Council on Library and Information Resources. CLIR and DLF publish The Digital Library: A Biography. A new report from the Council on Library and Information Resources and the Digital Library Federation entitled The Digital Library: A Biography, written by Daniel Greenstein and Suzanne Thorin draws on the results of a survey and case studies of DLF members to reveal how these influences have molded a range of organizational forms that we call the digital library. [Full Announcement].

Council on Library and Information Resources. CLIR Publishes White Paper on E-Journal Usage Statistics. The Council on Library and Information Resources has published a white paper on electronic journal usage statistics by Judy Luther, president of the consulting firm Informed Strategies. The report examines why it has been difficult to obtain statistics on electronic journal usage, and reveals librarians'' and publishers'' concerns with respect to the generation of usage statistics. The paper suggests a context for further discussion between the providers and consumers of electronic journals. [Full Announcement].