Digital Curation is a relatively new area of research and practice. While digital curation shares much with the curation of analogue materials, it differs in critical and substantial ways. Traditionally, preservation of analogue objects begins at towards the end of the object’s lifecycle. With digital preservation it should begin at the beginning. Digital curation is wideranging: encompassing methods and practices from metadata creation, to the choice of digital formats, from the systems developed to house digital objects, to policies in de-accessioning them. This module will introduce students to the range of issues involved in this fast-paced, fascinating area.

This module will be delivered wholly online in an asynchronous mode over five weeks in the first semester. This module will adopt a blended learning approach and will include asynchronous ‘lectures’, group discussions, and hands-on experimentation digital curation tools. The final assignment will be an essay.

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