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ISU’s InDIPres funding from LSTA $$

Posted by isulib on April 20, 2016

2016 LSTA Indiana Memory Digitization Grants Awarded along with other projects!

The Indiana State Library has selected 13 projects to receive $229,510 in LSTA funding for the 2016-2017 grant year. Using grant funds, public, academic and special libraries will be contributing collections with a uniquely Indiana focus. This year’s projects will feature a number of topics, including Indiana’s automobile and limestone industries, LGBTQ histories, the Harmonists, newspapers, court records, architectural drawings, Hanover College history, and the USS LST Ship Memorial. Three collections will be focused on the histories of African Americans in the state, including South Bend, Bedford, and Indianapolis’s Bethel AME Church. The Indiana State Library will also continue their collaboration with Indiana State University to establish InDiPres, a statewide digital preservation solution for digital collections.

Many of the projects will invite Hoosiers to contribute materials during scan-a-thons held throughout the Bicentennial year. All materials digitized through the projects will eventually be available on Indiana Memory, the state’s digital library, and the Digital Public Library of America. For questions about the grants or Indiana Memory, please contact Connie Rendfeld at (317) 232-3694 or

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding is made possible by The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. The Institute’s mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Their grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit and follow IMLS on Facebook and Twitter.

Reposted from State Library’s Wednesday Word, April 20, 2016

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Indiana Memory Digital Preservation Collaborative

Posted by isulib on October 18, 2015

A new statewide initiative is reaching out to Indiana State University. ISU faculty received a digital preservation grant. However, the grant money is not just helping out the university.

In the age of technology saving digital files is becoming more important. To address that concern, Indiana State faculty received a grant for $51,000 to establish the Indiana Memory Digital Preservation Collaborative.

“All of this digital content that’s being created all over the state of Indiana by cultural heritage organizations and in particular the small and mid-sized organizations that have very little money,” said Cinda May. May is the project’s leader.

She said, The Cunningham Memorial Library will oversee the server. It will hold digital files from local libraries, museums and organizations from all over the Hoosier state. “Here at ISU we will be running where all of the content that the IMDPC (Indiana Memory Digital Preservation Collaborative) if you will, is going to put into the network will come through here.”

The goal is to get 20 participants for the startup, but eventually 500 organizations getting involved over time. It will take hard work and a dedicated team. Students will be employed and Metadata specialists will come in to the library to help out.

“It gives them an opportunity to really have some experience working with digital files, and we all need to learn to better manage our digital photographs,” said May.

ISU will join MetaArchive Cooperative. The servers constantly checks systems, to ensure the data is still there. “Every file that goes into the network will be replicated six times so there will actually be seven copies out there, in seven different geographic locations,” May added.

Funding divided into three parts, education, hardware, and data preparation. To help preserve the Indiana State’s and Indiana’s digital memories. The grant is from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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