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About the Project

This website showcases items of interest related to student life at Indiana University, culled from collections in the Indiana University Archives.

The project was developed to fulfill the need for an access, display, and discovery tool for selected collections. Student Life at IU is part of an initiative at the Archives designed to depict and describe the cultural, social, and political activities of students during their time at Indiana University. Frequent visitors to this site will see the addition of more and more student-related collections and exhibits as they are identified, digitized, and mounted online.

Links to IU Archives finding aids are included for every collection and exhibit on the site. Visitors can browse through the collections and exhibits contained on the site, and then can review a finding aid that give more detailed information on each of the resources.

Further Information

Podcasts on student life can be found on the IU Libraries Podcasts page

Additional information about IU Archives collections can be found at Blogging Hoosier History, the IU Archives blog

Contact Information

Questions? Comments? Please contact
The Office of Archives and Records Management at Indiana University
Herman B Wells Library
1320 E Tenth Street, E460
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 855-1127

Technical Details

The Student Life at IU site uses as its framework Omeka, a free and open source Web-based publishing platform. Omeka, developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, was designed to enable access to and display of collections and exhibits online. This site uses a customized version of the Emiglio theme, designed by Jeremy Boggs.

The IU Digital Library Program hosts and maintains the project, and is responsible for all administrative and technical support.

Student Life at IU utilizes Dublin Core metadata as a means of standardizing item records. It uses The Thesaurus for Use in College and University Archives to standardize subjects and tags.

Project Team

This website is the result of a directed research project undertaken by Scott D. Bacon in spring 2011 as a graduate student in the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University.

  • Scott D. Bacon: Project Manager; Lead Developer; Lead Designer
  • Philip Bantin: Project Advisor; Developer; Designer
  • Dina Kellams: Project Advisor; Developer; Designer
  • Dr. John A. Walsh: Directed Research Advisor
  • Kristopher Stenson: Project Intern

Copyright and Terms of Use

The Office of Archives and Records Management at Indiana University has developed several helpful policies and terms of use, including a mission statement, collection policy, rules governing use of archival materials, and reproduction costs.