Series F-61-5 - News releases and media reports

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News releases and media reports

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  • Textual records
  • Records in electronic form (born-digital)

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on content of series.
  • Variations in title: Previous title: Press releases (effective dates: 1998-2022).

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  • 1964 - 2019 (Creation)

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Paper records:
1.08 m of textual records

Born-digital records:
10.6 GB of textual records: pdf files

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Series consists of paper and digital news releases created by Communications and Marketing and its predecessors, as well as compilations of press coverage about the university. From its inception, SFU regularly created news releases intended for public dissemination to highlight significant events at the university and publicize the work of faculty, staff and students. From 1965 to 2003, these were maintained in paper form. Around 2002, the university began to post the releases on its website, and the paper records were discontinued by 2003. Starting in 1970, the department also began systematically compiling media articles about SFU into annual or semesterly appearing Media Reports ("Simon Fraser University in the news").

Record types include press releases, media advisories, and copies of newspapers articles. The web news releases were captured by the Archives as pdf files; see sub-series 3 for more information about the digital transfer process.

The series is arranged into three sub-series:

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  • English
  • French

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A very small number of the news releases in sub-series 1 and 3 are in French.

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Records are open with no restrictions.

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Copyright ownership is mixed, see sub-series descriptions for more information.

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Born-digital records are located in sub-series 3 (Web news releases) and comprise ca. 3500 press releases in pdf format. The total volume (10.6 GB) includes originals, preservation copies and access copies.

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April 2022: series renamed, description updated, sub-series 3 added.

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