February 25, 2002 capture
The Admissions Lawsuits website series, 1997-2003 (2 CD-ROMs) consists of a number of strategically planned snapshots of the University of Michigan's Admissions Lawsuits website. Each of the snapshots are described as a subseries and are distinguished by the date the snapshot of the website was taken. A snapshot is defined as a point-in-time capture of the material available on the website. There are four subseries, one for each snapshot. February 25, 2002 (approx. 400 digital records, 23.1 mb), February 25, 2003 (approx. 1,200 digital records, 97.4 mb), March 31, 2003 (approx. 70 digital records, 11.1 mb) and September 16, 2003 (approx. 800 digital records, 174 mb).
The Admissions Lawsuits website was designed by the Office of Marketing Communications for the Office of Media Relations and Public Affairs. Both offices are part of the Vice President for Communications. The purpose of the website was to serve as a convenient access point for the dissemination of documents relating to the two lawsuits to a broad audience. The series offers a wealth of information both on the background of the cases, including references to supporting research, as well as, full-text copies of the court documents for both lawsuits dating from 1997 to 2003.
The Admissions Lawsuit Website snapshots were captured by the University Archives using the software application Teleport Pro. The original structure and presentation of the website have been maintained. Thus, the organization and arrangement of the website is based on the original directory structure of the website (e.g. What's New, Legal Overview, Court Filings, and Statement from University Leaders).
Content of links external to the University of Michigan Admissions Lawsuits website (http://www.umich.edu/~urel/admissions) have for the most part not been included in the website series. Content external to the main Universal Resource Locator (URL) address may have originally been to other websites or webpages within the umich.edu domain, to a personal faculty website, or to another institution, organization or research project. A citation to the original URL for the documents and/or webpages that were not captured can be found within the original source code. In addition, there were a few files that were not available at the time of the website capture. This may be due to a changed URL address since the time the document was originally linked to the website or due to technical difficulty in capturing a specific page, image, or document.