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Digital Media Production Records, Department of Communications-Editorial

 Collection
Identifier: MA.2021.003

Content Description

This collection is composed of packages of digital files documenting the production of audiovisual content by the Department of Communications – Editorial division beginning in 2008. It is comprised of born-digital material in the form of text documents, image files, and video files. Documents include metadata exports, permissions overviews and releases, and transcripts. Images consist of still photography used in the making of the films, mainly by the AMNH Photo Studio photographers. Video content includes raw footage segments as well as final exported content. Component series include links to files in Digital Asset Management system.

Dates

  • 2008-present

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Raw footage and final film exports are available for view to AMNH Staff. Permission to view additional material must be obtained from the Department of Communications-Editorial staff. Non-AMNH Staff researchers must obtain permission from the Department of Communications-Editorial staff to view all material.

Extent

511 Gigabytes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in Series by year of production. Series contain sets of data by project relating to an exhibition, event, or location. Within each project, set material is arranged in the following structure: Documents, Metadata, Exports, Raw footage. Not every project contains every category.

Digital files are stored and managed in AMNH DAM.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfers from Department of Communications, Editorial team to Research Library begun in 2020 with planned continued deposits after 10 years (ex: 2011 will be transferred in 2021).

Condition Description

Good

Processing Information

When applicable, files are converted to sustainable formats upon transfer (ex: doc to pdf/a). File names when necessary are altered to align with standards.

Title
Digital Media Production Records, Department of Communications-Editorial
Status
In Progress
Author
Kendra Meyer
Date
2021-03-18
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Shelby White & Leon Levy Archives Initiative 2020-2023.

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
American Museum of Natural History
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New York 10024-5192 USA US
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