Report: “Indiana University’s Digitization Process Ahead of Schedule”
Laurie Antolovic was worried about finishing Indiana University’s massive digitization initiative on time.
The Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative that Antolovic directs calls for saving 280,000 of IU’s most significant audio and video recordings by converting them from analog to digital format in time for the university’s bicentennial celebration in 2020.
With more than 100,000 recordings already converted after only a year, it looks like the project will be finished ahead of schedule, thanks in part to Memnon Archiving Services.
Those early estimates were based on IU’s one-to-one transfer method, but the Brussels-based company — recently purchased by Sony — has been digitizing, restoring and preserving audio-visual content on an industrial scale for more than a decade. IU partnered with Memnon in 2013 and transformed the Innovation Center at 2719 E. 10th St. into a digitization factory.
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See Also: Indiana University’s Digitization Project Ahead of Schedule (via AP)
Indiana University to Restore Media Collection (635,000 Sound, Video, Film Recordings) (November 8, 2015)
Indiana University President Announces 5 Year/$15 Million Media Preservation and Digitization Initiative (October 3, 2013)
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