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NEW Funding for Audio Recordings at Risk!

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for the pilot cycle of the Recordings at Risk program, a national regranting program administered by CLIR to support the preservation of rare and unique audio recordings of high scholarly value in the US. Generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program will run four competitions from Jan 2017 to September 2018, and will award a total of $2.3 Million.

Pilot Call: Audiotapes at Risk - Deadline: March 3, 2017

To help develop guidelines and review criteria for the new regranting program, CLIR is issuing a pilot call for proposals, in partnership with NEDCC. The pilot call will focus only on the reformatting of magnetic audio media (open reel, DAT, and cassette tapes) to be digitized through NEDCC’s newly implemented audio preservation service. CLIR will convene an independent review panel to assess proposals. After the review, in May 2017 CLIR will disburse a total of $150,000, in awards ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.

Open Competitions: Audio and/or Audiovisual Media  
Deadlines: June 2017, December 2017, and May 2018

Following the initial competition for audio reformatting at NEDCC, CLIR will launch a series of three open competitions for audio and/or audiovisual digitization, disbursing $2.15 million in funds over two years. Awards from the open competitions will range from $10,000 to $50,000 and will cover costs of preservation reformatting for audio and/or audiovisual content by eligible institutions working independently or with qualified service providers.

CLIR’s review panelists will assess:

- the potential scholarly and public impact of proposed projects
- the urgency of undertaking the reformatting to avoid risk of loss
- the viability of applicants’ plans for long-term preservation
- the overall cost-effectiveness of the proposals

For Complete Information and Guidelines, visit CLIR Recordings at Risk


Interested in working with NEDCC
on a CLIR
Recordings at Risk grant project?

Contact: 
Bryce Roe, NEDCC Manager of Audio Preservation Services
978-470-1010 ext. 237 

LEARN MORE about NEDCC's Audio Preservation Services

NEDCC, 100 Brickstone Square, Andover, MA 01810-1494 • 978-470-1010 • nedcc.org

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