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 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Recordings at Risk is focused on digitizing “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 May 1, 2022, and April 30, 2023.
The application deadline is December 15, 2021. Awards will be announced in April 2022.
Awards will cover direct costs of preservation reformatting for aging audio and/or visual time-based media by eligible 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, October 6, at 2:00 pm Eastern time. 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.
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.
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