28 · Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
If you selected “Other category” above, please briefly describe the other category of born-digital
materials your library currently collects or plans to collect. N=17
Publications/related materials
Academic department newsletters, documentation from university research centers
Commercial e-only publications through copyright deposit and purchase/subscriptions. As part of our manuscript
collection efforts we do collect materials from individuals. Donations, gifts, and exchange items are another channel for
acquisition.
Currently collect commercial e-only publications.
Digitized books, campus websites, campus journals, etc.
AV/Research data
Faculty portfolios, campus video productions, oral histories
I included theses, research data, and content management systems even though they are the province of the larger
university library system, not special collections. Our collections in all areas are very small, perhaps just a few items as
test cases, and in some cases, simply being stored on drives counts as collection.
Oral histories
Oral history video/audio interviews
Research data is still an unclear area, in part simply defining “research data” is difficult. Re: course management
material, that area is also unclear.
Scholar curated archives and research materials in the humanities, often referred to as capta instead of data to recognize
that the data is not discrete/quantitative, but data as it is captured/presented; born-digital materials from other GLAM
(galleries, libraries, archives, and museums); oral histories; web archiving.
Born-digital audio and video oral histories created at the university. May collect social media from institutions/
individuals whose archives we hold.
ETDs/Student works
Other types of student works
Outside of ETDs what we collect born-digital is currently minimal—some university records, an e-pub, and
undergraduate honor theses. However, ETDs and honor theses do not come under the curatorial purview of Special
Collections and Archives.
Other
Maps, catalog indices
Thematically related websites, e.g., in the areas of human rights, historic preservation/urban planning, religion/theology,
and personal websites for individuals whose archives we hold.
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