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Book chapters
Electronic monographs and reference works (no print editions)
Texts of lecture series
Data sets
Musical scores; historical photographs
Digital images; audio/video files (e.g. oral history); archival manuscripts
Digital photographs
Research project(s) from academic units
Planning an IR
Agricultural training document (EDIS)
Landmark documents in university history
Locally published lecture and monograph series
Digitized special collections; image database
Archival research resources
“The pilot project will collect electronic theses; other materials will be considered for addition at a later date.”
“All formats are under consideration. Special collections in digital format will be emphasized.”
14. What types of digital files (e.g., Acrobat, ASCII, HTML, PostScript, PowerPoint, TIFF, Word, and
XML) are acceptable for the IR? (NB: Preservation implies that data will not only continue to
be maintained, but also continue to be made accessible, using data migration to new digital
formats or other techniques to ensure access in a changing technological environment.) N=52
Any digital file type is accepted, but only some types are
24 46% 16 47% 8 44%
Any digital file type is accepted and preserved 16 31% 9 26% 7 39%
Only specified digital file types are accepted and preserved 9 17% 6 18% 3 17%
Only specified digital file types are accepted (there is no
3 6% 3 9%
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