Digital Archives & Online Finding Aids

Archives Online at Indiana University serves as a portal for IU archival and special collections finding aids encoded in the XML standard, Encoded Archival Description (EAD). A typical finding aid provides researchers with biographical information about the collection's creator, a note describing scope and content, and an inventory of items in the collection. Archives and Special Collections Services support flexible encoding practices and enable direct access to digitized materials in numerous collections.

If you are interested in creating online finding aids, and you would like more information or an initial consultation, please contact Julie Hardesty, Metadata Analyst, Metadata Resources and Systems.

For information about archival services related to transferring University records, personal papers of faculty or alumni, or records from student organizations, contact Indiana University Archives.