Bicentennial Archives Development and Deployment Project

Enhancing University Archives

The Archives Development and Deployment Project (ADDP) supported the evaluation and assessment of archival practices, research needs, and holdings across the all of the Indiana University campuses and planned to make these archival materials more visibly accessible through digitization, exhibitions, and overall infusion of resources that supports day-to-day operations. The overarching goals of the ADDP were:

  • highlight unique stories about each campus and their community partnerships
  • integrate these materials with teaching and research at the respective campuses
  • continue to grow archival collections that align with Indiana University’s history


From assessment to action

  • All repositories updated their mission statements and collection development policies.
  • Priorities for processing and digitizing collections were set from low to high.
  • Annual goals were set for processing and digitization for high priority collections.
  • Archivists, with digital library specialists, are actively working on archival descriptive and digitization best practices.
  • A Council of University Archivists was developed. Meetings will be held bi-annually.
  • Funding was approved for the implementation of IU-wide archival collection management and discovery systems.
  • Web archiving best practices and processes were established.
  • University-wide records management policy and retention schedule has been implemented by upper administration with assistance from the University Records Management Working Group.


  • Michelle Dalmau, Head, Digital Collections Services, IUB
  • Jon Dunn, Assistant Dean for Library Technologies, IUB
  • Meg Galasso, Information Services Librarian and Archivist, IUK
  • Nick Homenda, Digital Initiatives Librarian, IUB
  • Dina Kellams, Director, Indiana University Archives, IUB
  • Kristin Leaman, Bicentennial Archivist, Office of the Bicentennial, (Chair)
  • Steve McShane, Archivist, Calumet Regional Archives, IUN
  • Christopher Proctor, Coordinator of Access Services and Campus Accreditation Project Manager, IUS
  • Scott Shoger, Archivist, IUSB
  • Elizabeth South, Assistant Librarian, Access & Technical Services, IUE
  • Steve Towne, Associate University Archivist, Ruth Lilly Special Collections & Archives, IUPUI
  • Molly Wittenberg, Records Manager, Indiana University Archives, IUB