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Archived DLP Projects

See also: Active DLP Projects Projects Under Consideration

DLP Collections development projects that are currently "finished"; includes completed projects that receive ongoing maintainance (not new infrastructure or content development) from the DLP.

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* faculty partnership
project completed


Digital Library Federation initiative to create scalable solutions to enable teaching, learning, and scholarship using digital library content and systems:

Bayh Dole Papers

What will be presented as the Bayh/Dole papers is a single series from the much larger Bayh collection. The Bayh/Dole finding aid will be included in the Indiana University Modern Political Papers Collection (

Brittle Books Project

Project to digitize, and link to records in IUCat, images of selected brittle books.

President William Lowe Bryan speeches

Project to digitize and deliver online the texts of the speeches of IU President William Lowe Bryan.

Central American and Mexican Video Archive (CAMVA) *†

Project to create an audio video digital archive from ethno-historical and linguistic audio visual materials currently stored at physical archives in Central America (particularly El Salvador and Nicaragua) and Mexico, and turn these materials fully searchable, integrated into existing Latin American collection in the United States, and available through World Wide Web.

Copyright Summer 2008 Intern Projects

For the summer of 2008, IU Libraries has a law school intern who will work with us on copyright issues. This page describes the projects that he will work on.

Digital Images Delivered Online 2 (DIDO2)

Project by the department of the History of Art, IUB Libraries and the IU DLP to maintain a collection of digital images representing all art historical periods and media. Dido is readily available to anyone on any Indiana University campus for educational purposes. DIDO aims to provide tools and services beyond access of images. Work in progress.

Digital Library Education Program *†

Project, with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to create the first research-based, comprehensive master's-level and post-MLS degrees to educate librarians for work in digital library programs in libraries and archives.

Digital Library of the Commons *†

A gateway to the international literature on the commons. This site contains an author-submission portal; an archive of full-text articles, papers, and dissertations; the Comprehensive Bibliography of the Commons; a Keyword Thesaurus, and links to relevant reference sources on the study of the commons.

DLP Website

Re-architect and redesign DLP website along with new content. Completed Summer 2006.

EAD DLXS->XTF Migration

Migration of IU Finding Aids from DLXS system to XTF.

EVIA Digital Archive

A joint effort of Indiana University and the University of Michigan to establish a digital archive of ethnomusicological video for use by scholars and instructors.

Film Literature Index

Searchable, online edition of the Film Literature Index, a long-running index to film and television literature.
Completed Fall 2005.

Google Books

A project to digitize the materials that Google won't take due to condition 

Hamilton Congressional Newsletters

Subset of Hamilton 911 Papers.

Human Interaction with the Natural World #

Project proposed by Roger Beckman, Jian Liu and Andrea Singer to digitize an additional 16 rare books to add to the Indiana Natural History project.

Indiana Magazine of History - Index *

A searchable, online index to the full run (1905-present) of the Indiana Magazine of History. The function of the
index will be integrated into the actual journal web site documented below.

Indiana University Student Senate (IUSA) Records

Digitize, deliver through METS Navigator, and link from an EAD finding aid these IU records. IU Archives will do the digitization.

IN Harmony

A collaboration with the Indiana University Lilly Library, the Indiana State Library, the Indiana State Museum, and the Indiana Historical Society, has received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to create a single Web site to provide access to approximately 10,000 pieces of digitized sheet music from our respective collections. The Web site, IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana, will feature Indiana-related sheet music, that is, sheet music by Indiana composers, arrangers, lyricists or publishers as well as sheet music about the state.

I-Witness #

Partnership with the IUB Law Library to digitize and encode the alumni journal, I-Witness, published from 1959-1968.

John Chris Jones Design Methods *

A project to host monographs, articles and manuscripts written by John Chris Jones, Welsh designer.
This is a faculty project led by Tom Mitchell, director of Center for Design Process and Interior Design program.

League of Nations #

A project to digitize the twenty-volume Monthly Summary of the League of Nations.



Magic Lantern Slides *

An IDAH project to digtize Magic Lantern Slides and create a cataloging and delivery mechanism for these images.

Mass Digitization Project

Charge by Dean Steel to investigate the undertaking of a mass digitization program that leverages expertise from existing units within the Libraries.

The Medieval Review *

Since 1993, The Medieval Review (TMR; formerly the Bryn Mawr Medieval Review) has been publishing reviews of current work in all areas of Medieval Studies, a field it interprets as broadly as possible. The journal is hosted by U Mich, but editorial work, including encoding, is done on the IUB campus. Deborah Deliyannis is the Executive Director.

METS Builder Tools

A project to develop tools to simplify and automate the creation of METS documents, metadata documents used to manage digital content.

Midwestern Identities #

Project proposed by Kate Brooks, Angela Courtney, Bob Goehlert, Moira Smith and Celestina Wroth to digitize 48 items ranging from books to newspaper clippings to convey life of immigrants and minorities in the Midwest in the 19th and early 20th centuries.


Natural History of Indiana #

A project to digitize a collection of documents related to Indiana Natural History

New Harmony Working Men's Institute Robert Owen Correspondence Collection

A collaborative project with the Working Men's Institute of New Harmony, IN to create an EAD finding aid and digitize all documents from the New Harmony Robert Owen Correspondence Collection. Finding aid will link to the digitized objects. LSTA-funded 2008-09.

New Harmony Working Men's Institute Golden Family Papers

A collaborative project with the Working Men's Institute of New Harmony, IN to create an EAD finding aid and digitize all documents from the New Harmony Golden Family Papers. Finding aid will link to the digitized objects. LSTA-funded 2007-08.

The New Harmony Correspondence Project/Working Men's Institute *†

A collaborative project with the Working Men's Institute of New Harmony, IN to create an EAD finding aid and digitize all documents from the New Harmony Correspondence Series I, 1814-1837. Finding aid will link to the digitized objects.

Outdoor Indiana #

Digitize and deliver online a partial run of the periodical Outdoor Indiana. With Lou Malcomb.

Roberts Folklife Materials

Finding aid and some digitized items from the IU Archives related to the online Warren Roberts Pioneer Exhibit.

President John W. Ryan Speeches

Digitize, deliver from METS Navigator, and link from an EAD finding aid the speeches of IU President John W. Ryan.

Sanskrit and Prakrit Grammars #

Project proposed by Andrea Singer to digitize three language books.

Somalia #

Project to digitize microfiche collection of materials related to Somalia.†

Somali Posters

A project to digitize 70 Somali posters from the African Studies Collection. This project was voted number 1 in the Fall 2008 project proposal process

Swinburne Project *

A digital collection, or virtual archive, devoted to the life and work of Victorian poet Algernon Charles Swinburne.

Televised Opera and Musical Comedy Database

Project to create an database of televised opera and musical comedy performances.

Tubman Papers

Project to digitize microfilm of the papers of William V.S. Tubman. Photos are being processed separately.

U. S. Steel

U.S. Steel Gary Works Photograph Collection, a series of more than 2,200 photographs of the Gary Works steel mill and the corporate town of Gary, Indiana held by the Calumet Regional Archives at Indiana University Northwest.


Variations2 provides online access to selected recordings and scores from the Indiana University Cook Music Library for use by IU Bloomington students, faculty, and staff.


Project to develop the Variations2 system on an open source model that can be distributed to other institutions.

Wells' Speeches #

 University Archives project to digitize 1,250 of Herman B Wells' speeches (approximately 7,500 pages).

William Morris Project

Partnership with Florence Boos from U of Iowa.

Wylie Papers #

Project to digitize the papers of Andrew Wylie, first president of Indiana University.

Yearbook of the State of Indiana #

Project to digitize and provide online access to the Yearbook of the State of Indiana. With Lou Malcomb.

Yudishe Folksbibliothek #

Project proposed by Noa Wahrman and Kate Brooks to digitize two volumes of a seminal Yiddish language journal published in the 19th century.

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