Digital Files, 1998-2021

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Duke University. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine.
Scope and content:

Contains digital files from the following accessions: Accession A2021.084. Includes documents, presentations, images, and videos pertaining to the Duke Midwifery Service, Centering Pregnancy and Centering Parenting classes, and Amy MacDonald's professional activities. The digital files date from 1998 to 2021.

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Material in this collection was processed using AXAEM's Electronic Records Processing module, which incorporates Bagger as a way to package electronic files with technical metadata. Captured digital content was ingested into AXAEM, where ClamAV Anti-Virus software detected and cleaned any computer viruses. The cleaned files were saved on the Duke University Medical Center Archives' secure server with a regular backup schedule. Includes 711 files totaling 1.42 GB that are available for research: Accession A2021.084 (711 files totaling 1.42 GB)


A2021.084: contains digital files pertaining to the Duke Midwifery Service and Amy MacDonald's professional activities. The original carriers for the files are located in the following locations:
Administrative Records Series
Box 1, FF 4: Floppy disks; Administrative records, policies, and procedures
Amy MacDonald Professional Papers Series
Box 3, FF1: CD; presentation; when the birth of a healthy baby


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This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals or IRB approval may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Duke University assumes no responsibility.
Contains Medical Center Administrative records. These include records of the officers of the University, as defined in the Bylaws, the deans of schools and colleges, and departments, institutes, and other offices as designated by the President. For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the director of the office of record and the Medical Center Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist. (Issued by the Office of the Chancellor, December 1, 1975).
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