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Council on Library and Information Resources

Works: 199 works in 586 publications in 2 languages and 14,063 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  Use studies  Abstracts 
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Classifications: Z675.U5, 025.84
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Most widely held works by Council on Library and Information Resources
The whole digital library handbook by Diane Kresh( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 820 libraries worldwide
Essential facts, advice, lists, documents, guidelines, lore, wit, and wisdom: Along with fun and irreverence, it's what readers have come to expect from the "Whole Library" series. In a one-volume compendium that's by turns encyclopedic, useful, and engaging, this latest entry provides an overview of digital libraries, covering the state of information, issues, customers, challenges, tools and technology, preservation, and the future. From blogs to Wikis, highlights include: digitization project planning tips and tools; the value proposition of the digital library; lists of Internet libraries, libraries that I.M., libraries that podcast; and interpretations of NextGen demographic data. Collecting insights from library luminaries as well the perspectives of interesting experts from outside the ranks of library professionals, "The Whole Digital Library Handbook" decodes the jargon and cuts to the chase
The mirage of continuity : reconfiguring academic information resources for the 21st century ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 579 libraries worldwide
CLIR issues by Council on Library and Information Resources( file )
in English and Undetermined and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Aims to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning
Library as place : rethinking roles, rethinking space by Scott Bennett( Book )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 364 libraries worldwide
What is the role of a library when users can obtain information from any location? And what does this role change mean for the creation and design of library space? Six authors an architect, four librarians, and a professor of art history and classics explore these questions this report. The authors challenge the reader to think about new potential for the place we call the library and underscore the growing importance of the library as a place for teaching, learning, and research in the digital age
Care and handling of CDs and DVDs : a guide for librarians and archivists by Fred R Byers( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
Libraries designed for learning by Scott Bennett( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
To what extent have recent library design projects been driven by an understanding of how students learn and how faculty teach? To find out, Yale Librarian Emeritus Scott Bennett conducted an extensive study of the motivations and planning methods for library renovation and construction projects undertaken between 1992 and 2001. His study entailed a Web-based survey of more than 380 institutions, and phone interviews with 31 library directors and chief academic officers. He concludes that while most of the projects are serving users well, they have rarely been informed by a systematic assessment of how students learn and faculty teach. The author suggests that planning based on such an assessment could equip the library to serve an even more vital function as a space for teaching and learning. The report is intended for academic librarians who are responsible for library construction and renovation projects, and for campus academic officers who wish to engage substantively with the question of how library space can advance the core learning and teaching missions of their institutions
Selecting research collections for digitization by Dan C Hazen( Book )
10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Scholarship, instruction, and libraries at the turn of the century : results from five task forces appointed by the American Council of Learned Societies and the Council on Library and Information Resources by Council on Library and Information Resources( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Collections, content, and the Web by Council on Library and Information Resources( Book )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
This report is based on a conference organized by CLIR and the Chicago Historical Society in October 1999. It includes the papers distributed at the conference and summaries of the discussions they provoked. It also summarizes a survey of institutional Web sites that was conducted to gather preliminary data about museum and library Web site design and use
Why digitize? by Abby Smith Rumsey( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
This paper is a response to discussions of digitization at meetings of the National Humanities Alliance (nha). Nha asked the Council on Library and Information Resources (clir) to evaluate the experiences of cultural institutions with digitization projects to date and to summarize what has been learned about the advantages and disadvantages of digitizing culturally significant materials. Findings revealed that digitization often raises expectations of benefits, cost reductions, and efficiencies that can be illusory and, if not viewed realistically, have the potential to put at risk the collections and services libraries have provided for decades. One such false expectation--that digital conversion has already or will shortly replace microfilming as the preferred medium for preservation reformatting--could result in irreversible losses of information. This paper defines digital information; identifies weaknesses of digitization as a preservation treatment; discusses the benefits and drawbacks of digital technology for access; and highlights issues institutions must consider in contemplating a digital conversion project. (Aef)
Preparing for the worst, planning for the best : protecting our cultural heritage from disaster : proceedings of a conference sponsored by the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Section, the IFLA Core Activity for Preservation and Conservation, and the Council on Library and Information Resources, Inc., with the Akademie der Wissenschaften and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany, July 30 - August 1, 2003 by International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Review text: "...eine rundum gute Einführung in die wichtigsten Probleme dieses Themas an interessanten Beispielen." (, Wiesbaden, Nr. 3, 2005) "...this is a strong collection; both practical and informative." FOCUS on Intern. Library and Inform. Work, London, Nr. 2, 2005)
Securing our dance heritage : issues on the documentation and preservation of dance by Catherine J Johnson( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Preservation science survey : an overview of recent developments in research on the conservation of selected analog library and archival materials by Henk J Porck( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
This report presents an overview of recent research in the preservation of three information carriers: paper, film and photographic materials, and magnetic tape. It covers significant developments internationally over the last five years and concentrates on emerging technologies that have the potential for large-scale application
Innovative use of information technology by colleges by Washington, Dc Council on Library and Information Resources( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
The Council on Library and Information Resources' (CLIR's) College Libraries Committee began its study of the innovative uses of technology on college campuses in the spring of 1998. a letter was sent to heads of libraries of colleges and mid-sized universities in the United States encouraging librarians who felt their institutions had used technology in a way that significantly enhanced teaching and learning and who were willing to host a study team for a site visit to apply to the project. Nine campuses were selected out of the 41 applicants and site visits were conducted between September 1998 and January 1999. a two-day conference in March 1999 focused on the environment that is most conducive to organizational change. Representatives from each of the nine case study sites were present to discuss which features of the programs they studied had been most successful. Sites included: (1) California Institute of Technology, Sherman Fairchild Library - a New High-Tech Library; (2) Carnegie Mellon University - a New Electronic Archives; (3) Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis - Librarian-Scholar Collaboration in Learning Communities; (4) Lafayette College - An Interdisciplinary Team Approach; (5) Point Park College and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Library Center - a Public-Private Library Partnership; (6) Southern Utah University, Gerald R. Sherratt Library - One Librarian Introduces ead (Encoded Archival Description) Finding Aids; (7) Stevens Institute of Technology - Electronic Access, Not Subscriptions; (8) Wellesley College, Margaret Clapp Library - a New High-Tech Center; and (9) West Virginia Wesleyan College - Laptops for Every Student. Four speakers provided additional perspective on the case studies. William Haden opened the conference by noting that with rapid developments in information technology, colleges today face new pressures to remain relevant, competitive, and effective. This was followed by two presentations, by Susan Jurow and Barbara Hill, on making change in higher education. Brian Hawkins then prepared participants with observations on the transformation of higher education. The presentations are provided in part 1 of this report, as are summaries of the ensuing discussion and recommendations for follow-up activities. Case studies appear in part 2 of the report. The clir Belmont conference participant list is appended. (Aef)
Building a national strategy for digital preservation : issues in digital media archiving ( Book )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
E-journal archiving metes and bounds : a survey of the landscape by Anne R Kenney( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Dimensions and use of the scholarly information environment : introduction to a data set by Amy Friedlander( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Users' expectations of libraries are changing as they find and obtain more information directly from the Web. To better understand how usage patterns are changing, the Digital Library Federation (dlf) and Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)commissioned Outsell, Inc., To conduct a large-scale study of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members from a wide range of academic institutions. This report includes 158 of the 659 data tables, a few summary observations, and a brief discussion of some possible implications of the findings. Tables that are referenced throughout the report are currently available only in pdf format. In this document, the tables are grouped in three categories: (1) Faculty and Students; (2) Infrastructure, Facilities, and Services; and (3) Formats. The information presented in the tables overlaps to some extent; however, the tables included in Faculty and Students primarily contain data about who participated and what they do. Tables included in Infrastructure, Facilities, and Services contain data related to where faculty and students access information. Tables grouped within Formats contain comparative data on the formats and media that faculty and students use for research, teaching, and coursework. Data were collected at three types of institutions of higher education: public (state-funded) universities, private doctoral research institutions, and liberal arts colleges. Lists of institutions in study sample are appended. (Author/AEF)
The nonsubscription side of periodicals : changes in library operations and costs between print and electronic formats ( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
"Many academic and research libraries are in the midst of what may ultimately be a major transition for various parts of their collections-- a shift from print to electronic format. Libraries that had long subscribed only to print versions of journals are, in increasing numbers, licensing electronic versions to replace the print. What effects will this transition have on library operations and on nonsubscription expenditures? To answer this question, the authors collected new data on staff activities and costs from 11 U.S. academic libraries. They then performed a life-cycle analysis to study the longer-term cost implications of the transition."--Abstract from CLIR web site
Annual report by Council on Library and Information Resources( serial )
in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
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