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Module Title
Digital Curation Master's Project

Project initiation, project scoping, project execution, reflective writing, infrastructure, toolkit.

SCQF Points60
ECTS Points30
CreatedMarch 2013
ApprovedSeptember 2013
Version No.1

Prerequisites for Module

Normally, 120 credits at SCQF11 or equivalent.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

To undertake a professional digital curation project which develops a toolkit, pilot or solution to a specific problem or opportunity. To reflect and report on the process and results within a prescribed time frame.

Learning Outcomes for Module

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

1. Investigate and critically evaluate an approved project topic of interest and concern in a subject-relevant field.
2. Prepare a project plan and conduct regular reviews of the plan.
3. Develop a toolkit, pilot or professional solution to an agreed digital curation problem or opportunity.
4. Present and critically evaluate the project methodology and outcomes as a piece of independent research.

Indicative Module Content

Project initiation, including project problem and opportunity identification, scoping a project, evaluating options for delivering a project, activity planning and risk assessment, infrastructure and toolkits for digital curation, web-enabled technologies, digital asset management, system design, interpretation of the value of digital assets or artefacts, user requirements, project execution within an appropriate digital curation environment, project review and reflection.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full TimeDistance Learning

Private Study

Private Study

Mode of Delivery

Seminars, tutorials - for part-time distance learning students: Students are provided with a guided learning programme. Students are, accordingly, expected to take full responsibility for their own learning.

Assessment Plan

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

An assessment comprising project deliverables as per specification, a poster presentation and a 7000 word reflective report.

Indicative Bibliography

1.BELL, J., 2010. Doing your research project. 5th ed Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill Open University Press. ebook
2.CADLE, J., and YEATES, D. 2008. Project management for information systems. 5th ed. Harlow: Pearson Prentice Hall
3.SAUNDERS, M., 2012. Research methods for business students. 6th ed. Harlow: Pearson Education.

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