Gary Motz Karen Like, John Day, Stephen Todd, Riley Domer
Indiana University - Indiana Geological & Water Survey
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - National Geologic and Geophysical Data Preservation Program
||The temporary move has consolidated the bulk of IGWS archived records into two locations, providing an ideal opportunity over the course of the next two years to pre-prep for the return to the renovated Survey building.
- fulfill CAP goal of creating an item-level inventory of materials
- identify and transfer or expunge materials not appropriate for reference library, public records room, or in-house archive
- identify materials appropriate for inclusion in IU Archives, prioritize their digitization then transfer them
- identify and prioritize materials for archival digitization
- accurately determine records housing needs for return to renovated building (number of boxes, flat file sizes, rolled storage, etc.)
- increase accessibility to materials
- mitigate future loss of materials
- create archival environment for housing materials in perpetuity
||Because of the scope of this project in terms of length and extent, the specifics of approach may shift as areas of focus change, but will follow this general principle:
- adhere to best practices for managing paper and photographic records
- identify data subsets that are manageable and quantifiable within a specified grant period to utilize funds from NGGDPP, IMLS, and elsewhere as available
||Searchable Records, Archives, and Reference Library catalogs, ideally accessible through a collections management system with public facing web portal (see reinitialized Collections Management System project).
||Consolidation of, organization of, and improved access to IGWS materials for research and public service.