This grant will digitize 80 at-risk reel to reel tapes of Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, Each tape is one hour for a total of 80 recorded hours. The reels are 10.5 inches in diameter and the tape brand is Ampex 406. These files currently have no metadata. The only descriptive work that exists for these files is a brief summary of each program for each audio file including date, guests and topic. These summaries were created as the program was produced for production log purposes. Currently these reels are not accessible for public use. WHYY's short-term goal is to preserve the at-risk content on these reels by digitizing them and creating basic metadata for each. This CLIR grant will help to support this goal. WHYY's long-term goal is to make this content available to the public via WorldCat together with the Fresh Air collection currently being made accessible through WorldCat via a generous CLIR Cataloguing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Program grant.
Ms. Kyra McGrath