Funding for Digitization of At Risk AV Collections

GRANT OPPORTUNITY REMINDER: Funding for Digitization of At Risk Audiovisual Recordings

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) will begin accepting applications on June 1, 2017 for the second call of the 'Recordings at Risk' program, a national re-granting program administered by CLIR to support the preservation of rare and unique recordings of high scholarly value in the United States. Generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation the program will award a total of $2.15 Million in three open competitions in 2017-2018.

SECOND CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: June 1, 2017 - July 31, 2017
CLIR is launching a series of three open competitions for audiovisual digitization with awards ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. The grants will cover costs of preservation reformatting for audio and/or audiovisual content by eligible institutions working with qualified service providers.

U.S. nonprofit academic, research, or cultural organizations. Please note that the organization and its collections must be located in the United States. Grants may be made to government units and their agencies or instrumentalities, provided that cultural heritage is the primary function of the unit and grant funds will be used for charitable purposes within the scope of the Recordings at Risk program. Grants may also be made to federally recognized tribal governments.

Other Requirements:
- Applicants must partner with a qualified external service provider to perform digital reformatting.
- Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the long-term preservation of the digital files created through the project.
- Applicants must agree to create appropriate descriptive and technical metadata for all content digitized through grant funds, and to dedicate this metadata to the public domain.
- Applicants must explain the legal justification for their proposed activities and all legal and ethical constraints affecting potential access to and reuse of digitized content, and they must detail the terms and conditions under which access will be provided for the purposes of research.

FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION and Guidelines, visit CLIR Recordings at Risk: