Digital preservation encompasses all activities involved in managing digital materials and stewarding them into the future. This involves preservation strategies such as migration, file normalization, and emulation, as well as activities surrounding disaster planning, preservation metadata capture, etc. Materials to be preserved include those that are created through digitization projects and those created and maintained digitally (born-digital).

Digital preservation services currently provided by the Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries include file and media migration, file format recommendations, and overall project guidance. If you have any general questions regarding digital preservation or you would like guidance in managing a personal, institutional, or consortial collection, please contact Michelle Dalmau.

Online Resources

Digital Preservation Media

Collaborative Projects

National and International Organizations