System Development for Digital Curation
web-enabled database, EDRMS, CMS, MySQL, PHP, Apache, Drupal
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|Prerequisites for Module|
Aims of Module
To provide students with experience of the use of appropriate software for storage, retrieval and provision of access to digital resources. To enable students to evaluate and reflect critically on the suitability of alternative methodologies for the provision of a digital curation service.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Evaluate alternative software solutions for digital curation |
||Select appropriate software applications for digital curation.|
||Design and construct an integrated system for the preservation of digital artefacts.|
||Apply appropriate organising and classification principles to the storage and retrieval of digital artefacts |
Indicative Module Content
Working in a Linux environment, basic Linux system administration, selection and installation of packages. Design and construction of databases using MySQL and Microsoft Access. Use of MySQL, PHP and HTML in the construction of a web-enabled database. Design and application of a Content Management System. Design of an Electronic Document Management System.
Indicative Student Workload
|Full Time||Distance Learning|
|Online presentations and lectures||0||16|
|Online tutorials and practical activities||0||35|
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|Preparation for tutorials/online activities||15||15|
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|Private Study||15||15||Mode of Delivery|
Concepts of system administration are introduced through lecture topics, directed learning and practical exercises. Operation of the software applications is practised through directed learning and reference to online learning materials.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3,4|
There will be one component of coursework, consisting of a software deliverable and a written element which will assess all learning outcomes.
|1.||DALHEIMER, M.K. and WELSH, M., 2005. <I>Running Linux</I> 5th ed. Beijing: O'Reilly|
|2.||CORONEL, C. and MORRIS, S., 2017. <I>Database systems:|
design, implementation and management</I>. 12th ed. Andover:
|3.||BEIGHLEY, L. and MORRISON, M., 2009. <I>Head first PHP and MySQL</I>. Beijing: O'Reilly|
|4.||BEIGHLEY, L., and BELLAMY, S., 2011. <I>Drupal for dummies</I>. 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley|