From tiny public libraries to huge institutions, libraries have helped shape communities and have helped to support culture, knowledge and achievements. The archives found within libraries help preserve resources such as historic artifacts, oral, and written histories, digital history projects, art, media, and government publications to name a few. Indiana University recognizes the value libraries serve to the community and the world. As such, Indiana University has at least one library, if not more, at each of its campus locations. Each of these libraries serves a variety of needs and the collections within these libraries are priceless.
Media Digitization & Preservation Initiative
For more than two decades, IU has been developing and implementing leadership, expertise, and technical structures in media archiving and media preservation. In 2013, understanding that many of its media collections were at risk of deterioration, obsolescence, or both, the university capitalized on these competencies to implement a comprehensive plan for the digitization of audio and video recordings across all campuses.
Wiekamp Resource Commons
The Wiekamp Resource Commons (WERC) is a curriculum based library designed to support the Indiana University South Bend School of Education by providing core collection educational materials for pre-service and practicing preschool through 12th grade teachers. The WERC provides a wide variety of high quality instructional materials for inspection, review, evaluation and utilization in the implementation of instructional plans.