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Organization name: university of south carolina
Keywords: fox movietone (ALL of these words -- matching substrings)

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PA-50177-03Preservation and Access: Preservation/Access ProjectsUniversity of South Carolina Research FoundationPreserving Fox Movietone Moving Images, 1927-19295/1/2003 - 3/31/2007$251,268.00BenjaminF.Singleton   University of South Carolina Research FoundationColumbiaSC29208-0001USA2003JournalismPreservation/Access ProjectsPreservation and Access25126802512680

The preservation of 225 original newsreel stories and associated outtakes housed in the university's Movietone Newsreel Collection that date from 1927 to 1929.

PW-51427-13Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesUniversity of South Carolina Research FoundationFox Movietone News Digitization Project, Phase I5/1/2013 - 5/31/2016$230,000.00Heather Heckman   University of South Carolina Research FoundationColumbiaSC29208-0001USA2013Archival Management and ConservationHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access2300000229992.690

Digitizing approximately 14,000 newsreels from the Fox Movietone News Collection from 1919 to 1934, and making these recordings freely available on the Web.

This grant to University of South Carolina (USC) Libraries Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) will fund Phase One of the two-part Fox Movietone Digitization Project. Phase One is a two-year project that aims to vastly increase access to the Fox Movietone News Collection, by making approximately 15,000 of the estimated 23,000 total titles in the collection available as streaming videos on the free web with robust descriptive metadata. It also aims to test the preservation functions of the MIRC-DVR, via ingest of high resolution digital surrogates for 1,000 titles in the Fox Movietone Collection.