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A Step Forward

It is a tremendous step forward in everything: story, development of plot, acting, conception, all the way down the line. –Herb Caen, columnist, San Francisco Chronicle The above quote comes from a 1941 recording made in the lobby of San Francisco’s Gary Theater after the northern California premiere of Orson Welles’ landmark film Citizen Kane. … Continue reading

Providing Media Preservation Services

The cornerstone recommendation from the Task Force report Meeting the Challenge of Media Preservation: Strategies and Solutions is to establish the Indiana Media Preservation and Access Center (IMPAC) on the Bloomington campus. IMPAC will provide the preservation and access digitization services necessary to attain campus targets which include the preservation of 284,000 audio recordings and … Continue reading


We have formed our first Strategic Media Access Resource Team (SMART) composed of graduate assistants Mike Lee, Anthony Guest-Scott, and Matt Hale led by Director of Media Preservation Services, Mike Casey. The purpose of SMART is to help units prepare their holdings for digitization and long-term storage. While the bumbling Agent 86 (often talking on … Continue reading

Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to work we go

It’s time to get to work. We’ve surveyed, assessed, researched, planned, networked, thought, communicated, and written in spades over the past three years. All of it necessary, most of it productive, and much of it bearing fruit. As a result we believe that IU Bloomington is not just ready, but poised, to successfully meet media … Continue reading