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As one of three Project Partners of the EVIA Project, Indiana University-Bloomington provides support not only with administrative staff but also by serving as the Project's institutional home. Indiana University provides digital library consultants, overall technical support, infrastructure and storage, and workstations for the summer institutes.

The Archives of Traditional Music (ATM) at Indiana University is the largest university-based ethnographic sound archive in the United States. Two temperature and humidity-controlled storage vaults totaling over 1,300 square feet of floor space preserve the holdings of the Archives. Its holdings cover a wide range of cultural and geographical areas, and include commercial and field recordings of vocal and instrumental music, folktales, interviews, and oral history, as well as videotapes, photographs, and manuscripts. Archives holdings also document the history of ethnographic sound recording, from wax cylinders made during museum expeditions in the 1890s to recent commercial releases on compact disc. The core of the collection consists of some 2,000 field collections—unique and irreplaceable recordings collected by anthropologists, linguists, ethnomusicologists, and folklorists throughout the world. Recognized also as a cultural institution, ATM is open to the public. It has a responsibility to make its holdings and performances available to those whose cultural heritage is represented in the collection as well as to individuals interested in developing an appreciation for the recorded artifacts. [back]

The Indiana University Digital Library Program (DLP) is dedicated to the production, maintenance, delivery, and preservation of a wide range of high-quality networked resources for scholars and students at Indiana University and elsewhere. It offers various services for digital library development to Indiana University librarians, faculty, and staff, and to external organizations and institutions partnering with Indiana University on digital library projects such as project planning; the digitization of images, audio and video, and text; and help in the creation of metadata as well as interface design and usability assessment. [back]

The Indiana University Digital Media Network Services (DMNS) unit provides institution-wide development and support for media streaming, videoconferencing, and data collaboration services. DMNS is a unit within the University Information Technology Services organization. DMNS Senior Digital Media Analysts participate as technical investigators, providing technical guidance to the Project. DMNS also provides media streaming server infrastructure; incorporates the EVIA Project into the institutional digital media infrastructure and management model by providing media storage; and offers guidance for the development of EVIA Project systems according to institutionally supported practices. [back]

Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University
The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University consists of two institutes—the Ethnomusicology Institute and the Folklore Institute—and offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees. The two Institutes operate both independently and cooperatively to offer students a rich environment for study of the world's creative and expressive forms. As an international center for folklore and ethnomusicological training, the department regularly sponsors conference programs and cooperative projects. The Ethnomusicology concentration is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary program that emphasizes analytical, theoretical, and methodological training in ethnomusicology and ethnographic research. The Folklore curriculum reflects the breadth of folklore study and its links to the arts and area studies. Students may choose an individual concentration in cross-cultural or international studies, public sector work, museum studies, ethnomusicology, cultural conservation, archiving, documentation of artistic performance, or specific world areas and periods in history. Ruth M. Stone PhD, Laura Boulton Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University, serves as one of two Project Co-Principal Investigators for the EVIA Digital Archive Project. A large number of the faculty within the department have participated as depositors or advisors to the EVIA Project. [back]

The Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities (IDAH) links disciplinary experts and technologists who work in interdisciplinary teams on building collections, tools, and methods for the study and analysis of collections. Faculty from the School of Informatics and Computer Science, School of Library and Information Science and professional staff at the Digital Library Program and University Information Technology Services work together with the disciplinary expertise of the arts and humanities faculty to redefine research and scholarship in the arts and humanities on the IU Bloomington campus. IDAH seminars bring together scholars, librarians, publishers, information technology experts, and academic administrators to build a dialogue about academic culture and the role of information technology in the future of scholarship and creative activity. [back]

The Sound and Video Analysis & Instructional Laboratory (SAVAIL) is maintained and staffed by the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. SAVAIL is a multidisciplinary technical lab that enables folklorists, ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, and musicologists to analyze sound and movement as well as produce documentary materials related to their research and/or their unique presentation needs for conferences or classroom use. The laboratory consists of six computer workstations, each with special capabilities. SAVAIL has partnered with the EVIA Project in providing facilities and personnel support. [back]

University Information Technology Services (UITS) at Indiana University develops and maintains a modern information technology environment throughout the university. UITS provides tools and services to support the academic and administrative work of the university, including a high-speed campus network with wireless access, central web hosting, a rich selection of free and low-cost software for personal use, tools and support for instruction and research, and supercomputers for data analysis and visualization. The various divisions of UITS are as follows: Teaching and Learning Information Technologies, providing support services frequently used by students, faculty, and staff; Telecommunications, coordinating networks and services for voice, video, and data; University Information Systems, overseeing the central business systems and applications; and Research Computing, offering systems and services in support of leading edge research. [back]

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