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Grant Opportunity Reminder:

Funding for Digitization of At Risk Audiovisual Recordings


The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has begun accepting applications as of June 1, 2017 for the second call of the Recordings at Risk program, a national regranting 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. (Two other calls for applications will be available. Deadline dates are February and June 2018.)

Second Call for Applications: Deadline is July 31, 2017

CLIR has launched 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.

Eligible Applicants: 

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.

Learn More about Allowable Costs

For Complete Information and Guidelines, visit CLIR Recordings at Risk


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

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

LEARN MORE about NEDCC's Audio Preservation Services


DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
August 21-23, 2017
Seattle, WA
Join us for two and a half days of instruction on best practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections. Student discount available - independent professionals welcome!

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

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