Digital Curation Master's Project
Project initiation, project scoping, project execution, reflective writing, infrastructure, toolkit.
|Prerequisites for Module|
Normally, 120 credits at SCQF11 or equivalent.
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:
||Investigate and critically evaluate an approved project topic of interest and concern in a subject-relevant field.|
||Prepare a project plan and conduct regular reviews of the plan.|
||Develop a toolkit, pilot or professional solution to an agreed digital curation problem or opportunity.|
||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|
|Full Time||Distance Learning|
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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.
||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.
|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.|