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Digital Curation (INFO-543)

Organisation
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Language
English
Learning Objectives
By the end of the INFO 543 course, students should be able to:

- Understand the risks associated with the longterm maintenance of digital information.
- Evaluate digital preservation strategies.
- Apply the OAIS model to the design of digital library and archival repositories.
Training Fee
2013: domestic NZ$1,142.25; international NZ$3,193.80
Target Audience1
Managerial , Practical
Website
http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sim/study/courses/info-543. General enquiries: info-desk@vuw.ac.nz.
Contact E-Mail
Non-NZ students queries: victoria-international@vuw.ac.nz.
Date
Ongoing

This course covers long-term preservation issues relating to digital objects, that is, maintaining and adding value to a trusted body of digital information for current and future use.

Please note: This information is accurate for the 2013 academic year. This course is not available in 2012.

INFO 543 is designed as to develop students' competencies in managing information in digital library and archival repositories. Its structure follows the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) standard.

This course covers longterm preservation issues relating to digital objects; i.e. maintaining and adding value to a trusted body of digital information for current and future use.
Introduction to INFO 543

INFO 543 begins by discussing the issues and challenges associated with the ongoing maintenance of digital information, and introduces the main digital preservation strategies. International research projects focusing on digital curation are reviewed.

This is followed by examination of the international standard developed to deal with those challenges, the OAIS model. The following modules cover each OAIS functional entity: ingest, storage, data management, administration, access and preservation planning. Policies and metadata requirements for each entity will be considered, in the context of customisation to suit environmental and organisational needs. Evaluation strategies to assess the trustworthiness of digital repositories will also be considered. The final module considers options to OAIS.

Note: this course will be delivered by distance mode only, with those students enrolled internally joining the evening online sessions.
Internal and Distance students:
The weekly Internet conference sessions will be held on Monday from 5.00-8.15 p.m.

The schedule is still to be confirmed, but will include the following topics.
Module Topic
1 Issues and challenges
2 Digital preservation strategies
3 International research projects
4 OAIS
5 OAIS - ingest
6 OAIS -- storage
7 OAIS -- administration and data management
8 OAIS -- access
9 OAIS -- preservation planning
10 Evaluation
11 Alternatives to OAIS
Assessment (TBC)

INFO 543 is internally assessed. Full details, including explanatory notes and criteria, are available under 'Assessment' on Blackboard.
Trimester 2 2013

There are no prerequisites.

1. Based on DPOE audience levels.

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