Sustainability of our Cultural Heritage:
Preserving and Making Accessible Society’s Digital Records

Throughout October, the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries will celebrate their fifth annual “Archives and Special Collections Month,” as a means of highlighting the many ways that archives and special collections enrich our lives.  This year’s theme focuses on IU’s College of Arts and Sciences Themester celebration, “Sustainability: Thriving on a Small Planet.” To highlight the Libraries’ sustainability efforts, the IUB special collection units are hosting the following sessions, tours, and exhibits.

The celebration offers informational sessions, a variety of exhibitions and a tour.  For more detailed descriptions of the events, please click here.


“Fear of a Bleak Planet: Rapping About Race, Poverty, and the Environment”

Monday, Oct. 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center—Grand Hall

“‘Who Wants [Their Facebook Posts] to Live Forever’”

Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Wells Library, room E174

“Are We Losing Our Identity? Preserving and Making Accessible Electronic Records at our State and University Archives”

Friday, Oct. 15, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Black Film Center/Archive, Wells Library, room 044

“Preserving Home Movies”

Sunday, Oct. 17, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the Fine Arts Building, Auditorium

“‘The Times They Are A-Changin’: Preservation of and Access to the Digital Output of Researchers”

Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Wells Library, room E174

“A Celebration of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage: Announcing the IUB Media Preservation Initiative”

Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Wells Library, room E174

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