Indiana University Digital Library: Books and Serials

If you are scanning a book or serial that is out of copyright, we want to know! It could be added to the Indiana University Digital Library.

The Indiana University Digital Library, also known as our “books and serials service,” is one of our longest-running services that supports the digitization, delivery, and preservation of monographs and serials made available via the Libraries' online catalog, IUCAT. Central to this service is METS Navigator, an open-source, page-turning system developed by the Indiana University Digital Library Program in 2005 that provides access to digitized volumes or multi-part volumes (e.g., Year Book of the State of Indiana for 1917).

The IU Libraries often digitize and preserve books and serials in brittle condition or that require special handling as long as we are in compliance with copyright law. High use items that may begin showing signs of wear are also candidates for digitization.

For more information, please contact Kara Alexander, Digital Media Specialist in Digital Collections Services for scanning guidelines and best practices.