Indiana Memory is a collaborative effort to provide access to the wealth of primary sources in Indiana libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions. It is a gateway to Indiana's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, and other media. As a portal to the collections, Indiana Memory assists individuals to locate materials relevant to their interests and to better appreciate the connections between those materials.
Organizations may participate in Indiana Memory in a number of ways. Public and academic libraries are eligible to apply for an Indiana Memory LSTA Digitization Grant and are encouraged to partner with other organizations within their community on grant projects. The Indiana State Library will make available collection space for individual projects and has created a Mobile Scanning Unit program to loan software and equipment to organizations who wish to learn more about digitization.
In all of the above cases, the digital collection must meet the provisions of the Indiana Memory collection development policy and the standards set by the image scanning standards and metadata guidelines. Libraries are strongly encouraged to discuss their digitization projects with the State Library before they begin the actual scanning.
If you would like to learn how your organization may participate, please contact Connie Rendfeld. Indiana Memory relies on the help of volunteers. Go to Indiana Memory's Volunteer page to learn more about these unique opportunities.