chapter  2
Program for Cooperative Cataloging: The Indiana Experience
ByMechael D. Charbonneau
Pages 13

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington began as a small state seminary that grew to become the main campus of a large public research university with 2,000 faculty members and over 41,000 students. The Indiana University Libraries (IUL) are one of the leading academic research library systems in North America and currently rank nineteenth among member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries. With eighteen libraries or units on the Bloomington campus, collections include more than 7.6 million books in over 900 languages as well as journals, maps, films, and sound recordings. In addition to locally developed digital content, Indiana University users also have access to more than 630,000 electronic books, 30,000 electronic serials, and 500 databases.