The Indiana University Libraries' Born Digital Preservation Lab (BDPL) contains equipment and software to assist with the preservation of born-digital assets that have been stored on legacy physical media or otherwise transferred to the Library.
Moving forward, the Indiana University Libraries will implement additional tools and workflows to run on these SIPs and produce both Archival Information Packages (AIPs) for long-term preservation and Dissemination Information Packages (DIPs) for user access.
The BDPL contains the following equipment:
- Two Dell Precision 3430 workstations with:
- 64-bit Windows 10 OS
- 32 GB RAM
- Intel Core i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3192 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s)
- HL-DT-ST BD-RE BU40N optical disk drive
- MF Digital RipStation BR6-7604
- Power Macintosh 6500/275
- Sabrent USB 3.5" floppy disk drive
- Iomega Zip 100 zip disk drive
- Toshiba ND-0802GR 5.25" floppy drive (with Device Side Data FC5025 Floppy Controller)
Set-Up and Procedures
The following pages provide additional information on workstation set up and performance of BDPL procedures.