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Research and Data Sets, 2000-2005

 Sub-Series — Box: 13
Identifier: B

Scope and Contents

This sub-series contains digital research and data set files. These files include images, data sets, text files, and moving image files. Some components include executable program files. Please refer to the technical requirements note for additional information about access to these files.

Dates

  • Modified: 2000-2005

Creator

Restrictions

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.

Special Viewing Instructions

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

Restrictions

Pursuant to University Archives Restricted Records Policy regarding private information, access to portions of this sub-series is RESTRICTED and includes these folders: IE 538: Human Factors Practicum - Discomfort and Exertion Rating Program, 2005 (RESTRICTED until January 2081).

Extent

132.497 Gigabytes (Approximately 176,745 files)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Digital files are arranged in the order in which they were created by Professor Colin Drury. This sub-series contains four folders: Disk 0105; Effective Intervention in Rare Event Inspection Study; Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection (FPI) Program Files - Phase 2 Photo Archive; IE 538: Human Factors Practicum - Discomfort and Exertion Rating Program,

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.

Preservica Internal URL

Processing Information

Digital files created by Colin G. Drury were transferred to the University Archives on various types of 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 to preservation and access-standard formats, 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.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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