Bernard F. Reilly

Bernard F. Reilly is president of the Center for Research Libraries, an international consortium of university, college and independent research libraries, based in Chicago. CRL is the largest and most enduring collection development cooperative, with holdings of over 5 million volumes and growing digital resources covering all world regions. At CRL Reilly has led several major studies and projects focused on the preservation of born-digital evidence and documentation, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. They include:

  • The Political Communications Web Archiving Investigation (2002-2004)
  • Case Studies of Long-Lived Digital Collections (2008-2010)
  • Electronic Evidence and Human Rights (2009-2010)

Prior to CRL Reilly was Director of Research and Access at the Chicago History Museum (1997-2001), with responsibility for library and archives departments, and for development and administration of the architecture, broadcast, and pictorial collections. From 1987 to 1997 Reilly was Head of the Curatorial Section of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, providing curatorial and policy support for the early development of the National Digital Library.  


Open Access 2017: Making Use of Public Data

Keynote: Bernard F. Reilly

May 19, 2017 -
9:05am to 10:00am
photo of Bernie Reilly