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Module Title
Concepts and Theories of Digital Curation

Keywords
digital curation; principles and practices; sociological theories; user engagement

ReferenceBSM717
SCQF LevelSCQF 11
SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedMarch 2013
ApprovedSeptember 2013
Amended
Version No.1


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Prerequisites for Module

None.

Corequisite Modules

None.

Precluded Modules

None.

Aims of Module

To introduce the student to the key principles and theories of Digital Curation.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Understand key concepts and challenges of digital curation
2. Demonstrate awareness of underlying theories
3. Critically evaluate technical, legal and institutional factors
4. Analyse the needs of different user communities
5. Justify the selection of different approaches to showcasing or presenting digital assets.

Indicative Module Content

Sociological theories of Digital Curation, ‘born digital’ and 'made digital' assets, curatorial concepts and practice, appraising digital assets, introducing digital curation technologies, copyright and security issues, metadata, managing digital assets through databases, showcasing and presenting, future Proofing and Maintenance, user needs and analysis for: business, academic and third sector including heritage

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full TimeDistance Learning
Lectures
300
Online presentations and lectures
030
Tutorials
150

Directed Study

  
Directed reading
3030
Participation in online activities
015
Preparation for tutorials/online activities
1515

Private Study

  
Additional reading
1515
Assessment Preparation
3030
Private Study
1515

Mode of Delivery

Lectures, practical exercises, groupwork and tutorials.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3,4,5

A written assignment which assesses all learning outcomes of the module.

Indicative Bibliography

1.AUSTERBERRY, D., 2006. <I>Digital asset management.</I> 2nd ed. Abingdon: Focal.
2.BORGMAN, C.L., 2007. <I>Scholarship in the digital age: information, infrastructure, and the Internet.</I> Boston: MIT Press. <I>ebook</I>
3.GIARETTA, D., 2011. <I>Advanced digital preservation.</I> Berlin: Springer. <I>ebook</I>
4.HERMAN, B.D., 2013. <I>The fight over digital rights: the politics of copyright and technology.</I> Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. <I>ebook</I>
5.KRUK, S.R. and MCDANIEL, B., 2009. <I>Semantic digital libraries.</I> Berlin: Springer. <I>ebook</I>
6.LU, D.L. and PAN, Y., 2010. <I>Digital preservation for heritages: technologies and applications.</I> Heidelberg: Zhejiang University Press. <I>ebook</I>
7.RIKOWSKI, R., 2011. <I>Digitisation perspectives.</I> Rotterdam: Sense.


 

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