Digital Media Department Records, 1921-2016
- State University of New York at Albany. Digital Media Department
- This collection consists of both physical photographic materials and digital photography created by the campus photographer that documents the University at Albany, SUNY.
- 12 GB and 31.66 cubic ft.
- English and English
- Preferred citation:
- Preferred citation for this material is as follows: and Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Digital Media Department, 2002-2016. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Digital Media Department).
Access and Use
- Conditions Governing Access:
Access to this collection is unrestricted.
For digital materials in this collection, users are asked to provide attribution to Marc Schmidt, University Photographer, University at Albany, SUNY.
This page may contain links to digital objects. Access to these images and the technical capacity to download them does not imply permission for re-use. Digital objects may be used freely for personal reference use, referred to, or linked to from other web sites.
Researchers do not have permission to publish or disseminate material from these collections without permission from an archivist and/or the copyright holder.
The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and/or by the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations. More information about U.S. Copyright is provided by the Copyright Office. Additionally, re-use may be restricted by terms of University Libraries gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks.
The University Archives are eager to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified so that appropriate information may be provided in the future.
Access to this collection is unrestricted.
- Scope and Content:
This collection consists of both still photographs created digitally by the campus photographer and physical photographic prints, contact sheets and negatives. The materials in this collection are generally promotional in nature and appear to have been created for marketing purposes, providing an "official" view of campus events and activities.
- Biographical / Historical:
The Digital Media Department is part of the Office of Communication and Marketing. They are charged with creating video and still images of the university and major events. Many of these items are created for marketing and other publications. The Department has also previously been known as both Creative Services and the Media and Marketing.
- Acquisition information:
Most Items in this collection prior to 2012 were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives by Mark Schmidt and Paul Miller of the Digital Media Department which is part of the Office of Communication and Marketing.
Most of the pre-2012 images were written to optical media (DVDs and some CD-Rs) by the University Photographer. Most of the images were raw camera files .NEF and .CR2 with altered derivatives created as JPG and a few TIFF files. Prior to accessioning, the archivist converted all raw camera images to JPG format and accepted only the original derivatives and the converted versions of files without derivatives.
Most of the images created after 2012 were downloaded 2015 July 19
Material from the UAlbanyPhotos website was maintained in its original arrangement. If items were moved the new arrangement was also maintained, so there is the potential for duplication.
Material that was transferred on optical media were matched by job number found in the top level directory. This job number was matched to a database maintained by the University Photographer which included basic descriptions, the ordering department, and timestamps. For Images from 2010-2012, a newer database was used that did not include descriptions. Descriptions for these items came from the directory names that held the images.
The images transferred on optical media were matched by the archivist to the arrangement provided by the UAlbanyPhotos website. Physical photographic materials have also been added to this collection as their own series.
- Processing information:
Born-digital materials processed in 2016 by Gregory Wiedeman.
Physical materials processed in 2019 by Miles Lawlor.