May 26, 2022

University of Maryland Libraries Awarded CLIR Grant to Help Digitize Rare Audio

From The Baltimore Sun:

The grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources will allow the school to convert about 600 recordings that are part of the National Federation of Community Broadcasting Archives, which are housed in the university’s Hornbake Library.

The archive focuses on collections of underrepresented voices from documentaries, interviews and commentaries, and includes tapings that cover subjects like, “How to Get Birth Control.”


Once the recordings are digitized, they will available for free online to be used as a resource to researchers around the world.

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See Also: Recordings at Risk Grants Announced: Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Awards $504,200 to 16 Institutions (October 31, 2017)

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