EVIA Digital Archive Project

The EVIA Digital Archive Project is a collaborative endeavor to create a digital archive of ethnographic field video for use by scholars and instructors. More info ...

Global Leaders Network

The Global Leaders Network (GLN) is a video delivery and cataloging platform containing professional-quality recordings of high-profile events including presentations, interviews with visiting executives, and conference panel discussions. More info ...


The Archives of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish Memories (AHEYM, which means "homeward" in Yiddish) includes approximately 800 hours of Yiddish-language interviews with 350 individuals, most of whom were born between 1900 and 1930. More info ...

Sound Directions

Sound Directions is an NEH-funded collaboration with Harvard University that is addressing archival audio preservation issues.  At Indiana University, the project spans multiple units including the Archives of Traditional Music, the Digital Library Program, and the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities. Through three grants, Sound Directions has resulted in the following:

  • A publication entitled Sound Directions: Best Practices for Audio Preservation that is used internationally and has become a standard work in the field
  • The development of open source software tools for audio preservation including, at Indiana, the Audio Technical Metadata Collector and the Field Audio Collection Evaluation Tool
  • The creation of an audio preservation system at Indiana University
  • The preservation of a large number of unique field recordings with high research value carried on obsolete formats that are actively degrading

Today, the Sound Directions project continues to preserve important research collections and further develop software tools for more efficient long-term preservation of audio content.

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