Most born digital and digitized publications are publicly available online. In some cases, at the request of the Division of External Affairs, recent issues of publications may be temporarily embargoed to direct users to another web version of the issue.
Publications are generally under the copyright of the University of Scranton. These materials are publicly available for personal, educational use. Please contact the University Archives staff for permission for other uses.
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This collection of materials from the University of Scranton's Public Relations office (part of the Division of External Affairs) includes University Press Releases as well as issues of serial publications, including alumni magazines (Scranton Journal, Alumni Magazine, Alum News), community newsletter Scranton Record, and research update Ignite.
Digital materials are arranged by publication and described at the issue level.
Press Releases have traditionally been printed and distributed to media outlets, but beginning in 2000, they were also published digitally on the University's website. This collection currently holds an incomplete but growing number of digitized and born digital releases dated 1971 - 2014. Recent releases dated August 2008 - present are available on the current University website and are captured regularly for preservation in the University of Scranton Web Archives.
The Alum News was a publication of the University's Alumni Society from 1951 to 1959 and 1970 to 1978. At this time, no full issues have been digitized; however, a handful of individual clippings have been digitized and are available (to on-campus users only) in the University of Scranton Newspaper Clippings collection.
The Alumni Magazine was a publication of the University's Alumni Society from 1959 to 1970. It was generally published four times per year, with Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring numbers. At this time, only three issues from 1968 have been digitized.
The Scranton Journal, a magazine for University of Scranton alumni, began publication in 1979 and continues today. According to editor John A. Coyle '77 in the first issue, the Scranton Journal was "more than an update on the changing lives of University alumni. The Scranton Journal represents an effort on the part of the editorial staff to extend the halls of learning... into the homes of those who have already passed through these halls."
The Scranton Record, a newsletter for the University community, served as the University administration's "official monthly periodical... designed to provide the University administration with a method of communicating directly with students, faculty, and staff, as well as the surrounding community." Issues were distributed on campus and mailed to parents, donors, and other community members. Its initial run was 5,000 copies, with 4,000 distributed on campus and 1,000 sent to local officials, local businessess, other universities, trustees, and benefactors. The Record ceased publication in April 2009, having been superseded by the email newsletter Royal News, which began in 2001.
Ignite highlights University of Scranton faculty and student research. Beginning in 2010 and continuing today, it is published on a semesterly basis.
Born digital publications are submitted to the University Archives by the Division of External Affairs. Digital publications are also harvested from University of Scranton websites on a semesterly basis.
Contributions from University departments may be solicited to address gaps in the publication record. Please contact the University Archives if you have an issue that we are missing.
Print issues of publications are digitized in-house. Digital images are captured in TIFF format, at 300 dpi, 24-bit color. Derivative PDFs are prepared for publication and access. Searchable text is generated via automated optical character recognition (OCR).
Print press releases are digitized in-house, either by the Library or by the Division of External Affairs. Digital images are captured in PDF format at 300 dpi, 24-bit color. Searchable text is generated via automated optical character recognition (OCR).
Personal telephone numbers and addresses have been redacted from digitized press releases to protect privacy of current and former staff and students.
Metadata from this collection is exposed via Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Known, active harvests include: