Preserving IU’s recordings
As video and audio technologies evolve, older formats such as VHS tapes or audio cassettes often lie gathering dust in boxes or in dark attic corners. But where a family might have a handful of home movies, Indiana University has more than 635,000 audio, video, and film recordings.
Through the IU Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI), IU aims to preserve this extensive collection of rare and often irreplaceable recordings. The most critical components of the collection are slated for digitization and will be made available by IU’s bicentennial in 2020.Learn about MDPI