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Digital Initiatives project records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5665
Contains digital images of archival and manuscript materials associated with scanning projects conducted by Digital Initiatives, stored on M-Discs (DVDs). Scanned materials date from between 1531 and 2011.

Dates

  • 1531-2011

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English, Spanish, Italian, and French.

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Digital Initiatives project records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

14 boxes (7 linear ft.)

Administrative History

Digital Initiatives is a division of the Harold B. Lee Library Special Collections Department that specializes in the conversion of academic resources into digital collections.

Established in 1996, the Digital Initiatives team was originally called "Digital Imaging" and had only one part-time member, Scott Eldredge. When Digital Imaging became the Digital Initiatives Department, Scott Eldredge and two others- Jerry Jump and Brandon MacArthur- became full-time. The development of the Digital Initiatives project can be largely attributed to Robert J. Espinosa, a Digital Imaging specialist who acquired the necessary funding for the project. Though the department has been relocated several times, it currently resides under the Special Collections Department of the Harold B. Lee Library.

Custodial History

Transferred from Digital Initiatives in installments in 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Digital Initiatives; March 2014.

Transferred; Digital Initiatives; September 2014.

Transferred; Digital Initiatives; September 2014.

Transferred; Digital Initiatives; August 2014.

Transferred; Digital Initiatives; October 2014.

Transferred; Digital Initiatives; December 2014.

Transferred; Digital Initiatives; September 2018.

Appraisal

Part of University Archives; departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Sarah Markle; March 2014.

Processed; Hannah Waddel; September 2014.

Processed; Hannah Waddel; September 2014.

Processed; Hannah Waddel; December 2014.

Processed; Hannah Waddel; February 2015.

Processed; Brynne Karlinsey; June 2019.
Title
Register of Digital Initiatives project records
Status
completed
Author
Sarah Markle
Date
2014 March 4
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2014 September 23: Athletic photographs added; Hannah Waddel.
  • 2014 September 30: Campus photographs added; Hannah Waddel.
  • 2014 December 5: Ephraim Hatch photographs, Kane family photographs added; Hannah Waddel.
  • 2015 February 5: Topham family collection of Smith and Benson missionary journals added; Hannah Waddel.
  • 2019 June 6: Benson Theses through William Gates papers added; Brynne Karlinsey.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States