"Born-digital" refers to material whose entire lifecycle has been digital, from the time and place it was created to the point of access. This includes born-digital documents, photographs, publications, audiovisual material, among many other formats. Like other holdings, born-digital archives document subjects like the University of Maryland, history and culture in the State of Maryland, labor and workplace studies, mass media and culture, and literary history, bringing these historical collections into the present through contemporary formats.
Some born-digital content can be found in the Archival Collections, often marked with a note: "This collection contains born-digital material that has been transferred from its original storage medium. Some files may be unreadable with current technology." Please contact us to make arrangements to view the electronic files. Special formats of born-digital material include archived websites. Browse and search our public web archives.