The Illinois Campus Media Census

Illinois Media Census

From February 2011 to March 2013, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Media Preservation Unit, in collaboration with the Center for Multimedia Excellence (CME) conducted a two-phased Media Census to determine the extent of audiovisual holdings across the campus. The study identified 408,492 physical audiovisual assets in 101 campus units, the majority of which represent obsolete or obsolescent “legacy” formats being stored in conditions detrimental to their long-term usability. As a result, this report recommends prioritizing campus-wide planning for a sustainable infrastructure for the efficient, cost-effective preservation of valued media content. The final report, along with related data sets, can be found in the Illinois Campus Media Census.