+ 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.