Goals of Archives & Special Collections:
Archives' Digital Collections contain a significant portion of the material currently in the Physical Collection as well as content unique to DC. Unlike the Physical Collections, the Digital Collections are organized by topics/subtopics and chronology including, but not limited to:
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The Archivist and Archives Liaison evaluate collections and select items to be shared through Archives & Special Collections based on:
It should be noted that not all materials are appropriate for inclusion in the Digital Collections. For example, only student work that meets the Guidelines for Student Work in DigitalCommons will be made available through Archives & Special Collections. There may also be embargoed content within several of the digital collections, such as Dissertations and Yearbooks; these materials will become visible and available for download when their embargoes lift.
The materials unique to DigitalCommons are selected by the Archivist and the Archives Liaison on the same principles as above in addition to the digital format and organization.
Note: All references to materials held by the IMSA Archives should be cited appropriately, and we ask that any author who makes more than a few references to such materials deposit a copy of their publication in the Archives.
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