Vice President and CIO Michael A. McRobbie forms the Digital Library Program, a pioneering collaboration between UITS, the IU Libraries, and the School of Library and Information Science.
IU Scholarly Data Archive implemented (currently offers 40+ petabytes of storage).
EVIA Digital Archive Project, a collaborative endeavor to create a digital archive of ethnographic field video for use by scholars and instructors, launched.
The Archives of Traditional Music receives the first of three NEH-funded Sound Directions grants with Harvard University to support audio preservation.
Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the Digital Audio Archives Project supports the creation of an audio preservation digitization studio in the Jacobs School of Music and Cook Music Library
2007 Indiana University and Harvard University publish Sound Directions: Best Practices for Audio Preservation, regarded as one of the seminal works for audio preservation.
Michael A. McRobbie appointed President.
IU Libraries Moving Image Archive established, with more than 100,000 educational, documentary, and other unique films created, distributed, or collected by IU.
Findings in the Indiana University Media Preservation Survey Report
kickstart a new era of preservation and access for media holdings at IU.
Media Preservation Initiative Task Force created and charged with:
- Developing plans for a campus media preservation center
- Establishing strategies for preservation prioritization
- Exploring media access issues and analyzing IU's technology
- Investigating how the results of preservation work would aid research and instruction
IU releases RFI; five companies respond.
President approves MDPI proposal and $15M funding.
IU signs contract with Memnon Archiving Services; President announces MDPI in State of the University address.
Avalon Media System released; destined to play a key role in providing access to recordings digitized through MDPI.
MDPI facility in IU's Innovation Center renovated.
Testing, small-scale and full-scale digitization begins.
Further development of Avalon Media System; copyright determination process begins.
IU receives NEH grant to develop HydraDAM2 digital preservation repository system.
MDPI hits milestone of 200,000 items digitized.
Film preservation phase announced.
Film scanning moves to production.
The first 2500 reels of film preserved.
Substantial completion of the audio and video phase of the project.
Completed digitizing 6,643 wax cylinders with major support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
150,000 digitized files made accessible in Media Collections Online.
Global pandemic slowed progress.
Began to digitize the rare 2-inch video and Magnabelt formats.
Combined wax cylinder recorded pairs to create oldest known stereo recordings.
The MDPI project ended on June 30. A total of 236,396 audio recordings, 97,395 video recordings, and 23,821 reels of film were digitized.