Digital collections projects began at Eastern Illinois University in the mid 1990s. These early projects had specialized interfaces and different storage strategies. With the inception of an institutional repository (IR) in 2011, these collections were brought under a common interface and storage practices. The benefits and challenges of utilizing an IR for the dissemination of legacy digital projects is discussed, along with data storage solutions appropriate for a mid-sized academic library.
Bruns, Todd and Knight-Davis, Stacey, "If It's Not Powered Up, It's Rotting: Transforming Archival Collections from Obsolete Platforms and CD-Rs to an Institutional Repository and Storage Array" (2013). Faculty Research & Creative Activity. 46.