Indiana University Libraries Digital Projects & Services

This web site, which provides information about digital projects and services of the Indiana University Libraries and former IU Digital Library Program, is currently in transition. Over time, much of the content on this site will be migrated to the IU Bloomington Libraries web site.

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About Image Collections Online

The Image Collection Online (ICO) Service enables collection managers to create collections of digital images with training and infrastructure provided by the staff of the Digital Library Program.
Dot Porter, Associate Director for Digital Library Content & Services 812.855.8758

Who can participate in the service?

Collections managers from any IU library, archive, department, museum, etc. may use the service. Faculty projects must be sponsored by a unit or institution. Collections in the service are the responsibility of collections managers and the units in which they are employed.

What do I need to get started?

  • Collection of photographs or other image materials (including born-digital phots)
  • Metadata, or the ability to create metadata. If you have metadata already stored in a digital format (spreadsheet or database) we may be able to help you export it into the format used by ICO.
  • Time, dedication, and stamina. It takes a lot of time and effort to catalog images!
  • Funding may be necessary depending on the size and scope of the collection and the complexity of the metadata to be applied to the images.
If you are interested in developing a collection through the ICO and you would like more information or an initial consultation, please contact Dot Porter,