CLIR Invites Applications for Digitizing At-Risk Audio and Audiovisual Materials

CLIR Invites Applications for Digitizing At-Risk Audio and Audiovisual Materials

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications from collecting organizations for the digital reformatting of audio and audiovisual materials through the Recordings at Risk grant program. Generously funded by the Mellon Foundation, Recordings at Risk is focused on digitally preserving “at-risk” recorded content of high importance to researchers and the general public.

CLIR will award grants of between $10,000 and $50,000 for digital reformatting projects that will take place between September 1, 2023, and August 31, 2024.

The application deadline is April 19, 2023. Awards will be announced in August 2023.

Awards will cover direct costs of preservation reformatting for aging audio, audiovisual, or visual time-based media by eligible U.S. nonprofit organizations 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 appropriateness of the planned approach to creating access.

CLIR will hold an informational webinar for prospective applicants on Wednesday, February 15, at 2:00 pm EST. To register or for more information visit the Apply for an Award page.

CLIR is always looking for community members interested in reviewing applications to Recordings at Risk and other grant and fellowship programs. Anyone interested can submit their details using the Reviewer Expression of Interest Form.

News and future developments from the Recordings at Risk program will be available through the program website and Twitter @CLIRgrants.

Questions? Contact recordingsatrisk@clir.org.

The Council on Library and Information Resources is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.

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