January 22, 2022

New from the Council on Library Resources: CLIR Issues (#84)

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Articles Include:

+ Mapping a New Partnership

An emerging partnership between Stanford University Libraries (SUL) and private map collectors to digitize collectors’ holdings is making unique and interesting maps available for broad viewing online.

+ DPLA Workstreams Underway

CLIR’s DLF Program is coordinating and cochairing the Content & Scope Workstream for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA); it is one of six workstreams established to define consensus-driven next steps for the DPLA. Listservs have been created for each workstream to facilitate broad participation in the discussion.

+ CLIR Board Welcomes New Members

The CLIR Board has elected new members Leslie Weir, chief librarian at the University of Ottawa, and Herman Pabbruwe, chief executive officer of Brill.

+ Scholarly Communication Institute Enters New Phase of Work

The SCI has announced plans for the next phase of its work, which will focus on new-model scholarly authoring and production processes, methodological training of humanities scholars and scholarly communications professionals, and building support for the humanities.

+ Orphan Works Survey: Deadline December 30

The Strategic Content Alliance (SCA) and the Collections Trust (CT) seek respondents for the Orphan Works Survey: Bring light into the digital ‘black hole’ of the 20th and 21st centuries at http://1686881.polldaddy.com/s/orphan-works-survey.

+ CLIR Announces 2011 Hidden Collections Awards, 2012 Funding Cycle

Nineteen institutions have been selected to receive 2011 Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards. The next funding cycle for Hidden Collections will open in January 2012.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.