Digital Curation Technologies
Digital assets, storage formats, preservation, metadata, cloud computing, semantic web, linked data.
|This Version is No Longer CurrentThe latest version of this module is available here
|Prerequisites for Module|
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:
||Identify current technologies for the preservation of digitised data.|
||Evaluate digital curation technologies from managerial and usability perspectives.|
||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the applicability of digitisation technologies within a range of contexts.|
||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
|Full Time||Distance Learning|
|Online presentations and lectures||0||30|
| || |
|Participation in online activities||0||15|
|Preparation for tutorials/online activities||15||15|
| || |
|Private study||15||15||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.
||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.
|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>|