20171INF2122HSLEC0101 Digital Preservation and Curation

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Unique ID: 
20171INF2122HSLEC0101
Course code: 
INF2122H
Name: 
Digital Preservation and Curation
Professor/Instructor: 
Christoph Becker
Start date: 
Mon, 2017/01/09
End date: 
Fri, 2017/04/07
Year: 
2017
Term: 
Winter
Section: 
LEC0101
Type: 
S

This course examines the creation, curation, conservation, and preservation of digital materials in both the public and private sectors and enables students to develop an appreciation of the principles of management of digital information in the context of digital longevity. Students gain an understanding of the organizational, technical, social, and economic challenges encountered when enabling the long-term availability of digital materials.

It provides an introduction to key models, workflows (from pre-ingest to dissemination), policies, characteristics of digital repositories, standards, metadata, annotation, audit and certification, technical approaches from hardware preservation to emulation, and future research challenges that need to be addressed if the preservation landscape is to be transitioned out of an arts and craft mode.

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