Arlington, VA, May 1, 2019–The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications from collecting institutions for the digital reformatting of audio and audiovisual materials through the Recordings at Risk grant program. Generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Recordings at Risk is focused on digitizing “at-risk” recorded content of high scholarly value.
CLIR will award grants of between $10,000 and $50,000 for digital reformatting projects that will be carried out between October 1, 2019, and September 30, 2020.
The application deadline is July 9, 2019. Awards will be announced in October.
Awards will cover direct costs of preservation reformatting for audio and/or visual time-based media by eligible institutions working with experienced service providers. To make their determinations, CLIR’s independent review panel will assess the potential scholarly or public impact of proposed projects, the urgency of undertaking those projects, the viability of applicants’ plans for long-term preservation, and the overall cost-effectiveness of the proposals.
CLIR will hold an informational webinar for prospective applicants on Wednesday, May 15 at 2:00 pm Eastern time. Prospective applicants can complete a brief form to register for the webinar. More Information for applicants, including a link to the online application form, is available on CLIR’s website at https://www.clir.org/recordings-at-risk/applicant-resources.
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