The Indiana University Libraries-Bloomington Born Digital Preservation Lab is part of the Digital Preservation Unit, which resides in Library Technologies (Wells Library W501). Began in January 2016, the lab aims to develop workflows and procedures to effectively preserve and manage all born-digital content owned by the Libraries, as well as to assist other IU departments and colleges.
Please see our documentation below for further information. Feel free to contact us at any time with questions or for advice on projects.
The BDPL is currently able to manage these media format types; if yours is not on the list, please contact us to determine next steps
Links for Collection Owners
Here you will find information on how to work with the BDPL in order to image and ingest your born digital content
Guidelines for how the BDPL determines what workflow to apply to in preserving a new collection
Training and Best Practices
General information for prioritizing physical media in archival processing workflows
How to identify sensitive data and how it can be imaged and stored
Guidelines for how to properly handle and store physical media
Disk Image Accession Procedure for Disk Images
Complex Object Tar Accession Procedure for Non-Disk Items
Staff Guidelines and Procedures
Internal Workflows (staff only)