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Hard Drive files, 1990-2012, 2019-2020

 Sub-Series — Box: 13
Identifier: A

Scope and Contents

This series contains born digital files stored on a hard drive transferred to the University Archives as part of the Colin G. Drury papers.


  • Modified: 1990-2012
  • Migrated: 2019-2020


Special Viewing Instructions

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


Pursuant to University Archives Restricted Records Policy regarding private information, access to portions of this sub-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).


This sub-series has been minimally processed. Where identifiable, privacy protected information (including but not limited to certain educational, medical, financial, criminal, attorney-client, and/or personnel records) has been removed or redacted. However, some privacy protected information 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.


9.997 Gigabytes (Approximately 7,775 files)

Language of Materials



The contents of the hard drive are arranged in nine folders: Conferences, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Proceedings (HFES), Projects, Resumes, Research Institute for Safety and Security in Transportation (RISST), Students, Traveling Backups, and UB Class. Many of these folders contain sub-folders and the original order of the files is retained.

Technical Requirements

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

Related Digital Material

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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