Scholars' Commons Digitization Lab

The Scholars' Commons Digitization Lab is closed due to COVID-19 library building closures/restrictions.


The Scholars' Commons Digitization Lab is a high-end multimedia, multidisciplinary self-service lab dedicated to the digital conversion of materials, and the management and migration of born-digital objects in support of research needs and interests of Indiana University Bloomington's faculty and students.

The Lab provides both large format high-speed flatbed and sheet-fed scanners for text documents and large-format flatbeds with transparency capability for photographs, slides, and negatives. It also includes ABBYY Fine Reader (a high-end OCR software). The Lab also supports digitization and analysis of audio and video with software options such as Acid, Audacity, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and Adobe Premiere, and has equipment capable of reading MiniDVs, VHS videocassettes, DVDs, standard audiocassette tapes, and CDs.

Consult the instructions on how to use the equipment and software located in the Lab.

Hours of Operation

Consult the hours for the Wells Library. The lab may be periodically closed to the public for teaching and training purposes. The posted schedule will reflect these temporary closings 3 business days before the scheduled teaching/training session.

Contact Us

If you need to schedule a specific time at the Lab or are interested in reserving the lab for training or teaching, please contact Kara Alexander, Digital Media Specialist or Michelle Dalmau, Head of Digital Collections Services.

If you think the IU Libraries would be interested in partnering with your digitization project, or if you are interested in learning more about our digitization services, please contact Kara Alexander, Digital Media Specialist, Digital Collections Services.

If the Lab is not open during scheduled hours, please visit the Circulation Desk or call (812) 855-4673.

Consult the Scholars' Commons Digitization Lab Policy for more information.