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Recordings at Risk Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and Indian
Tribes to Preserve Audio and Video Media

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

Conf. Date:

11/19/19

Deadline Date:

01/31/20 11:59 PM Eastern

Description:

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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to USA and territories nonprofit institutions, government agencies, and Indian Tribes to preserve audio and video media through digital reformatting. Funding is intended for media that is fragile, time-based, and of scholarly value. Preservation must be done by qualified external service providers.

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.

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). Applications will be evaluated on impact, urgency, preservation viability, and cost-effectiveness. 

The grant may fund up to 100% of the direct costs of audio or audiovisual digital reformatting services to be provided by an external service provider.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187337

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$4,500,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards range from $10,000 to $50,000

Term of Contract:

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the long-term preservation of the digital files created through the project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Applicants must be U.S. nonprofit academic, research, or cultural heritage institutions.
-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.
-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.
-Indian tribes, Alaska native villages, regional corporations, and village corporations are eligible to apply for funding. For more information, click here: https://www.clir.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2016/09/RaR07-Application-Guidelines-and-Template.pdf#page=7

-In-house digitization projects are not eligible for this program.

-Applicants institutions may submit only one application per cycle.

Pre-proposal Conference:

At the start of each application cycle, CLIR schedules an informational webinar for Recordings at Risk applicants, then posts the recording and associated documentation on the website.

Sixth Cycle webinar: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 2:00 pm Eastern time.
To see a recording, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0myHuSbi9o&feature=youtu.be
To download the slides, click here: https://www.clir.org/rar6_applicant_webinar/

Seventh Cycle webinar: November 19, 2019, at 3:00 pm Eastern time.
To register, click here: https://clirdlf.zoom.us/webinar/register/7815686601796/WN_jfXMTPpnQdmSsU9060azaw

Pre-Application Information:

Seventh Call:
November 1, 2019: Application opens
The proposal deadline for this competition is January 31, 2020, at 11:59 PM Eastern.
April 30, 2020: Recipients announced

Eighth Call:
May 1, 2020: Application opens
July 15, 2020: Application deadline
October 9, 2020: Recipients announced

Ninth Call:
November 2, 2020: Application opens
January 29, 2021: Application deadline
April 30, 2021: Recipients announced

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. Exceptions to this requirement will be made for culturally sensitive metadata.

For FAQs, click here: https://www.clir.org/recordings-at-risk/applicant-resources/#faq

For applicant resources, click here: https://www.clir.org/recordings-at-risk/applicant-resources/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online: https://clir.smapply.io/acc/l/?next=/prog/81581/apply/

Email: recordingsatrisk@clir.org

Council on Library and Information Resources
2221 South Clark Street
Arlington, VA 22202

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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