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Digital records, 1990-2012

 Series — Box: 13
Identifier: IV

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the digital files are located in Sub-series A. Hard Drive files. The Hard Drive files represent a sample of Colin Drury's professional work, research, and teaching from the early 1990s through 2012. The majority of the files are dated 1995-2010. The digital photo archive of the Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection Study Phase 2, October 2004-December 2005 is the largest group of files located in Sub-series B. Research and Data Sets.


  • Modified: 1990-2012



This series has been minimally processed. Privacy protected information (including but not limited to certain educational, medical, financial, criminal, attorney-client, and/or personnel records) may be revealed during use of archival collections, particularly in collections that are unprocessed or have been minimally processed. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within the archival collections, and further agree not to publish, publicize, or disclose such information to any other party for any purpose if found within the archival collections.


Pursuant to University Archives Restricted Records Policy regarding private information, access to portions of this series is RESTRICTED and includes these folders: Federal Aviation Administration (RESTRICTED until January 2083); Projects - Applied Ergonomics Group (RESTRICTED until January 2083); Projects - Chemical Demilitarization (RESTRICTED until January 2082); Projects – National Academies of Science (RESTRICTED until 2082); Projects - Reville (RESTRICTED until January 2101); Projects - Security Testimony 2008 (RESTRICTED until January 2084); Projects - Valerie Gowron Medical Error Research (RESTRICTED until January 2107); Research Institute for Safety and Security in Transportation (RESTRICTED until January 2084); Traveling Backups (RESTRICTED until January 2110); ; UB Classes - Departmental files (RESTRICTED until January 2077); IE 538: Human Factors Practicum - Discomfort and Exertion Rating Program (RESTRICTED until January 2018).

Special Viewing Instructions

Access to digital material provided via the University Archives’ Digital Archives online repository.


142.494 Gigabytes (Approximately 184,000 files)

Language of Materials



This series is arranged in two sub-series: Sub-series A. Hard Drive files; Sub-series B. Research and Data Sets.

The bulk of Colin Drury's digital files were transferred to the University Archives on an internal hard drive. These files are described in sub-series A. These files remain in their original order. Digital files described in sub-series B. Research and Data Sets represent the contents of a floppy disk, compact discs, and DVDs. The FPI Program files were transferred on digital versatile discs (DVDs).

Technical Requirements

Please note that the University Archives is unable to provide complete access to all the digital files described in this series due to lack of required software. Please contact the University Archives for more information.

Processing Information

Digital files created by Colin G. Drury were transferred to the University Archives on various storage media including an internal hard drive, compact discs and floppy disks. Where possible, digital content saved on storage media was migrated from the storage media, normalized for access, and transferred to a stable preservation environment following the University Libraries' Digital Preservation guidelines.

Files created in Minitab, a statistical analysis software package, were migrated. Session windows were migrated to text files, graphs were migrated to JPEG files, and worksheets were migrated to Excel files. The original Minitab files were retained as preservation copies.

Executable ".exe" program files used in operating systems like Windows and MS-DOS were preserved in their original format and transferred to a preservation environment. Many program files are only accessible using a DOS-emulator. Executable program files may be accompanied by files with the extension “.DO” and “.DAT” Files ending in “.DO” are automatically created by the program when a user saves the search fields created in the program. Files ending in “.DAT” are also created by the program and store data generated by running the program. Please speak with Archives staff for assistance with these files.

Some folder titles were altered and file arrangement reorganized to assist researchers in locating and identifying digital content. Some files were redacted to protect personal identifiable information or Protected Health Information (PHI) in accordance with federal regulations and UB Libraries policies.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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