POLIS Center
POLIS Center

The Polis Center at IUPUI will be updating and enhancing the 1994 Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Photo: Visit Indy

Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis

  • The Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis will be a sustainable and innovative web-based knowledge platform for the City of Indianapolis. Developed by the Polis Center at IUPUI in collaboration with the city’s major cultural and heritage institutions, ownership will be vested in The Indianapolis Public Library.

  • Key elements include updating and enhancing the 1600 entries of the 1994 Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, adding new content to reflect developments since 1994, and implementing a document- and image-rich interactive timeline.

  • The project also will allow citizens and organizations to suggest entries, offer comments and contribute materials about neighborhoods and organizations to an open online archive.