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CLIR Announces Six New Appointments to Board of Directors

Washington, DC, Nov. 16, 2017—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has appointed six new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the board are Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada; Michele Casalini, chief executive officer of Casalini Libri; Christopher Celenza, dean of Georgetown College at Georgetown University; Tess Davis, executive director...

CLIR Receives Sloan Foundation Grants for Software and Data Curation Fellows, Energy Fellows

Contact: Kathlin Smith 202-939-4754 Washington, DC, November 13, 2017—The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) two grants totaling $1,446,561 for 12 new postdoctoral fellowships in data curation for the sciences and social sciences. A $521,200 grant from Sloan’s Energy and Environment program—its first to CLIR—will create...

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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