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

The Council on Library & Information Resources (CLIR) is accepting applications for the Recordings at Risk program, which “support[s] the preservation of rare and unique audio, audiovisual, and other time-based media of high scholarly value.” Applications for between $10,000 and $50,000 to digitally reformat projects will be accepted through April 19th, be announced in August, and be active between September 1, 2023 and August 31, 2024. From the announcement:

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.

Source: CLIR Invites Applications

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