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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2024 CLIR Recordings at Risk

Applications due Feb. 27

Vanderbilt University may submit one application to the Recordings at Risk program.


Recordings at Risk is a national regranting program administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources to support the preservation of rare and unique audio, audiovisual, and other time-based media of high scholarly value through digital reformatting. Awards range from $10,000 to $50,000 and cover costs of preservation reformatting for fragile and/or obsolete time-based media content by qualified external service providers.

Grant Criteria and Eligibility

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). The program aims to help organizations identify priorities and develop practical strategies for digital reformatting, build relationships with partners, and raise awareness of best practices.

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. In-house digitization projects are not eligible for this program. Applicants must agree to create appropriate descriptive and technical metadata for all content digitized through grant funds during the grant term, and to dedicate this metadata to the public domain. CLIR will make exceptions for culturally sensitive metadata.

View the program website and FAQs for more information and resources.

Internal Application Instructions

Interested faculty should visit this link to apply for the internal LSO competition and to find additional information about the opportunity.  The deadline for the internal competition is February 27, 2024.

Any questions about this opportunity may be directed to