Archives: Digital Submissions

To see an example of a current project click here.

The Clarkson University Archives welcomes your digital donations. We collect photographs, videos, audio recordings, letters, diaries and journal entries, and any other digital materials related to Clarkson history and the Clarkson community. 

To Submit

To submit your project, please fill out this copyright permissions form and then complete your submission here.

If other people are featured in your materials, please be respectful of their privacy and request permission to share prior to submission. 

Other Details

Project Hosting

Suggested Digital Formats

Audio Files: MP3, M4A

Video Files: MP4;h.264 encoded; MOOV atom at beginning of file

Image Files: Archival PDF/a, JPEG, JPEG2000, PNG, GIF

Document Files: Archival PDF/a, PDF

*For other file types, you are encouraged to contact the library in advance.

Recommended Audio/Visual Software

  • Audacity
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Final Cut
  • iMovie
  • Any other software that will export to the formats listed above

*For other software, you are encouraged to contact the library in advance.

For Additional Assistance Contact:

Peter Morris, Systems Librarian pmorris@clarkson.edu
Bonnie Oemcke, Archives Specialist boemcke@clarkson.edu
Lisa Hoover, Public Services Librarian lhoover@clarkson.edu

DISCLAIMER: The Clarkson University Libraries reserves the right to decline to archive or display any materials at our discretion.

This checklist is intended to help faculty who wish to work with the library on a born-digital assignment for their students.

Digital Project Planning Form

Checklist

⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞    Required faculty consult meeting with University Libraries (prior to designing and assigning project)

⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞    Completed copyright permissions form. This form addresses copyright permissions and use of the work by Clarkson University.

⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞    Completed participant form (all participants need to complete a form). This form gives Clarkson University details regarding your submission.

⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞⃞    Submission in proper format (see requirements below)

Project Hosting

Digital Format Requirements

Audio Files: MP3, M4A

Video Files: MP4;h.264 encoded; MOOV atom at beginning of file

Image Files: Archival PDF/a, JPEG, JPEG2000, PNG, GIF

Document Files: Archival PDF/a, PDF

*To use any other file type, please contact the library in advance.

Recommended Audio/Visual Software

  • Audacity
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Final Cut
  • iMovie
  • Any other software that will export to the formats listed above

*To use any other software, please contact the library in advance.

For Additional Assistance Contact:

Peter Morris, Systems Librarian pmorris@clarkson.edu
Bonnie Oemcke, Archives Specialist boemcke@clarkson.edu
Lisa Hoover, Public Services Librarian lhoover@clarkson.edu

To download this form as a PDF click here.

Suggested Digital Formats

Audio Files: MP3, M4A

Video Files: MP4;h.264 encoded; MOOV atom at beginning of file

Image Files: Archival PDF/a, JPEG, JPEG2000, PNG, GIF

Document Files: Archival PDF/a, PDF

*For other file types, you are encouraged to contact the library in advance.

Tips for Recording Audio

  • Make sure your environment is quiet, and that you won’t be disturbed. Any number of things can ruin a good recording; Pets, children, television, vacuum cleaners, and other appliances can drown out your interview. If you record outside, be sure that your microphone isn’t picking up wind noise!
  • Make a few test recordings to see if your audio levels are correct. They should be loud enough so that the speakers voices are heard distinctly, but not up so loud that they cause distortion. It is particularly hard to salvage recordings where one speaker is hardly audible, and the other is talking right into the microphone.
  • When you start recording, it is a good idea to announce that the recording is beginning. You should introduce the recording by giving your name, and the name of the interviewee(s), the date of the recording, and any other pertinent information for the listener.
  • If applicable, let your interviewee see the questions before the interview, so they don’t feel “put on the spot”.
  • Recordings can be compressed if necessary.

Recommended Audio/Visual Software

  • Audacity
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Final Cut
  • iMovie
  • Any other software that will export to the formats listed above

Audacity – Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. 

GarageBand – For PC & Windows & Mac

For iPhone

TapeACall

Google Voice

iPadio

Savings Memories Forever

iRecorder Pro

For Android

Google Voice

Skyro Voice Recording

Savings Memories Forever

*For other software, you are encouraged to contact the library in advance.