Electronic Media - Record Group 60
Electronic Media, 2002-present. 2 cubic ft. The Electronic Media record group consists of electronic resources mined from the campus website, electronic message boards and assorted donations by participating departments. Unrestricted access to certain files for research; copyright restrictions on certain recorded materials.
Finding aid and processing by F. Jason Torre.
The Electronic Media collection (RG 60) was created to address the archiving of electronic files and file delivery systems, which are now the chief modes of communication throughout the University. To navigate this increasingly complex area of communications, the department began accessing items directly from the web and internal, electronic campus distribution lists (much has now been permanently archived and exists in some form via the originating department’s websites), using a number of methodologies, including web spiders, direct downloading and file conversion.
The collection is open to research with restrictions in accordance with general access principles, and under the discretion of staff. Additionally, items which have been acquired from individual donors are owned by Stony Brook University Libraries.
In citing the collection, please credit it as follows: Title of the
recording, Electronic Media, RG 60, University Archives, Stony Brook
University Libraries. Materials within this collection may be located
with the use of the collection's finding aid, available in hardcopy
and online through the University's Libraries' web page.
Scope and Content Note
Record Group 60 consists of three series: Campus Websites/Documents; Special Collections Department; and Library Digital Team Projects.
The Campus Websites/Documents series provides electronic documentation of individual departments up to and including the moment of capture. Archived websites may also be viewed by visiting the Internet Archive, located at: http://www.archive.org.
Series 1: Campus Websites/Documents, 2002-Present. Multiple files. This series contains electronic files captured (website, online reports, etc.) from various campus sources.
Series 2: Special Collections Department, 2001-Present. Multiple files. Restricted. Access allowed to departmental staff only. For information contact the University Archivist.
Series 3: Library Digitization Projects, 2002-Present. Multiple files. Restricted. Access allowed to library staff only. For information contact the University Archivist.
Note: The listing outlines specific electronic objects and the accompanying metadata needed for preservation and access. The list is extensive and we suggest that researchers search it prior to printing the document. If you do not locate what you are looking for, please contact the department for further assistance.