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Debbie O'Leary
IU Libraries

Last modified: Thursday, September 30, 2010

IU Libraries join libraries across the nation for Archives and Special Collections Month

Sept. 30, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- At libraries across the nation, October is Archives and Special Collections Month. This year's theme, "Sustainability of our Cultural Heritage: Preserving and Making Accessible Society's Digital Records," focuses on Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences Themester celebration, "sustain•ability: Thriving on a Small Planet."

Archives and Special Collections

To highlight the Libraries' sustainability efforts, the IU Bloomington special collection units have organized a series of presentations that will describe various projects designed to preserve digital content in a variety of formats. Included are sessions outlining efforts to preserve:

  • Born digital records created by government and universities;
  • More than half a million audio, video and film recordings on the IU Bloomington campus;
  • Digital output of IU's faculty
  • Communications created on social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs, newspaper comment forums and more

In addition, the celebration will include a session on preserving home videos and film, a tour of the state-of- the-art Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF), and four exhibits exploring issues relating to sustainability.

For more information on dates and times of the sessions, tours and exhibits, visit