January 22, 2022

Media Burn, a Chicago-Based Independent Video Archive, Receives $500K Grant From CLIR to Launch New National Project

From WLS-TV (Chicago):

The Media Burn Independent Video Archive recently received a grant of nearly $500,000 from the Council on Library Resources to kickstart a new national initiative.

“It’s a partnership with six different institutions, and together we are going to be digitizing more than 1,000 video tapes,” said executive director Sara Chapman.

Media Burn was founded around 20 years ago as one of the first ever online video archives. Since their founding, they’ve digitized 8,000 hours of analog video. The collection highlights independent documentaries and videos that focus on social and political causes.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.