Since 2009, AVP has served as the chief consultant to Indiana University in its efforts to develop a comprehensive media preservation program that resulted in what is now known as the Media Digitization Preservation Initiative (MDPI). AVP provides analysis, planning, and roadmapping regarding digitization technology and systems, digital storage, operations and workflows, and finances associated with the digitization of over 220,000 hours of audiovisual content. This work helped the project successfully obtain an initial round of funding of $15M from the University that funded a partnership with a private company, the development of a top-notch digitization facility, and the hiring of multiple positions.
Related to these efforts, AVP developed a software application for Indiana University to aid in the surveying and prioritization of their large-scale collections based on both technical and intellectual criteria. This software was developed as open source and is known as MediaSCORE and MediaRIVERS.
In 2015, IU hired AVP to investigate models and develop a strategy for a high-throughput description of the audiovisual materials being digitized as part of MDPI to improve discoverability and access. AVP gathered information from collections managers and users of MDPI content to understand whether metadata existed (it often did not) and, if so, in which formats and structures. AVP also noted optimal outputs and potential uses for the metadata, as well as related rights and permissions issues for the digitized objects.