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Digitization and the Preservation of Knowledge

Below is an excerpt from Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie’s State of the University address, delivered Tuesday, October 1, 2013. This excerpt discusses the time-based media digitization project highlighted in the following post. Digitization and the Preservation of Knowledge “For over 25 centuries, the great universities of the world have always had three fundamental … Continue reading

IU Libraries Film Archive joins FIAF

The Indiana University Libraries Film Archive was recently invited to join the International Federation of Film Archives. This is a significant achievement for the Archives as discussed in the IU news release, reprinted below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2012 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Members include the Harvard Film Archive, the UCLA Film and Television Archive, … Continue reading

Educational Film

The largest component of the Indiana University Libraries Film Archive is the educational collection which consists of approximately 48,000 films and 7,000 videos. Educational films have recently emerged as a major focus for researchers from a number of disciplines who are exploring the historical and sociopolitical implications of the films that brought the world into … Continue reading