Association for Recorded Sound Collections returns to roots with Bloomington conference

When the Association for Recorded Sound Collections held its first conference in Bloomington back in 1967, audiocassettes were new technology. The association is now celebrating its 50th anniversary at a conference that began May 11 here at Indiana University. While media formats have changed over the years, the nonprofit organization has the same mission: It […]

IU Libraries Moving Image Archive preserves, shares Indiana University’s unique film assets

When filmmaker Guy Maddin visited Indiana University last month, he told a class of film preservation students that he is haunted by the specter of lost films. “This is the first time I’ve had an audience that knows what lost films are,” Maddin said. The Film Foundation estimates that more than half of the films […]

IU = traditional + high-tech

It’s fitting that both the traditional and the high-tech will be on display at IU’s booth at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, held on the National Mall around the July 4 holiday. Part of this year’s festival recognizes the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, which established land-grant universities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. […]