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Module Title
Digital Curation Technologies

Keywords
Digital assets, storage formats, preservation, metadata, cloud computing, semantic web, linked data.

ReferenceBSM720
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

The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of digital curation technologies and to enable students to evaluate these from a range of perspectives.

Learning Outcomes for Module

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

1. Identify current technologies for the preservation of digitised data.
2. Evaluate digital curation technologies from managerial and usability perspectives.
3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the applicability of digitisation technologies within a range of contexts.
4. Undertake a practical exercise in applying a specified digitisation technology.

Indicative Module Content

Types of digital data; current and emerging digitisation technologies; process of digitisation; selection criteria for preservation techniques; digitising vulnerable content; storage format compatibility issues; proprietary formats versus open source software; metadata; management of digitised data; semantic linked data; obsolescence; facilitating access; cloud computing; user impact and training; quality management.

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

The module is delivered by lectures, seminars, tutorials and lab-work in full and part time modes and through a range of online learning formats and online tutorials for distance learning.

Assessment Plan

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

Coursework consisting of a written element with specified deliverables in electronic format, addressing all learning outcomes.

Indicative Bibliography

1.BUYYA, R., 2011. <I>Cloud computing: principles and paradigms</I>. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. <ebook/>
2.GIARETTA, D., 2011. <I>Advanced digital preservation</I>. New York: Springer. <I>ebook</I>
3.GLADNEY, H.M., 2007. <I>Preserving digital information</I>. New York: Springer. <I>ebook</I>
4.KRUK, S.R. and MCDANIEL, B., 2009. <I>Semantic digital libraries</I>. Berlin: Springer. <I>ebook</I>


 

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