Council on Library and Information Resources: Recordings at Risk Grant ProgramDeadline: January 31, 2020
Recordings at Risk is a national regranting program that will support the preservation of rare and unique audio and audiovisual content of high scholarly value through digital reformatting. Awards cover costs of preservation reformatting for fragile and/or obsolete time-based media content by qualified external service providers. Eligible media may include, but are not necessarily limited to, magnetic audio and video tape, grooved discs, wax cylinders, wire recordings, and film (with or without sound).
Recordings at Risk encourages professionals who may be constrained by limited resources and/or technical expertise to take action against the threats of degradation and obsolescence. The program aims to help institutions identify priorities and develop practical strategies for digital reformatting, build relationships with partners, and raise awareness of best practices.
Amount: Grants range from $10,000-$50,000 each.
Eligibility: U.S. nonprofit academic, research, or cultural heritage institutions; Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, regional corporations, and village corporations; government units and their agencies or instrumentalities, provided that cultural heritage is the primary function of the unit. Both the applicant institution and its collections must be located in the United States or an associated entity, e.g. the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or American Samoa.