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McRobbie announces IU Media Preservation and Digitization Initiative, calls for master plan

IU President lays out plans to digitize all of IU's "time-based media objects" on all campuses for IU's bicentenary in 2019

IU President Michael McRobbie, in his October 1 State of the University address, laid out plans to digitize all of IU's "time-based media objects" on all campuses in time for IU's bicentenary in 2019.

The IU Media Preservation and Digitization Initiative (MPDI) will receive funding of $15 million over the next five years.

In addition, McRobbie called upon VP for IT Brad Wheeler, VP for Research Jorge Jose, and the University Dean of Libraries Brenda Johnson to "formally develop an IU Digitization Master Plan to support research, education and the preservation of knowledge at IU."

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