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Introduction to Digital Curation

University College London

United Kingdom

Learning Objectives
Having completed this course, you should be able to:

- describe how a concern for digital curation has emerged over the recent past;
- explain the main models, ideas and strategies currently used to give shape to digital curation;
- use the vocabulary of digital curation;
- identify the competencies and skills currently deemed necessary for those working in digital curation;
- draw on a number of online resources in order to keep your knowledge up to date;
- participate in the wider digital curation community and the development of practice in this area
Training Fee
Target Audience1
Managerial , Practical
Contact E-Mail
05 May 2014 - 30 Jun 14

This is a free MOOC (massively open online course).

Digital curation can be defined as the ongoing management for use of digital material, but it can also be defined as an emerging trans-disciplinary field with no firm boundaries or established best practice. This course is designed to help you start to get to grips with digital curation in both these aspects.

The course is intended for anyone who is interested in digital curation, be that on a personal or professional basis. It consists of a structured path through a range of topics and resources accompanied by prompts to experiment with and reflect on various aspects of digital curation. It also provides the possibility to explore this new landscape in conjunction with others who may come to digital curation from many different perspectives.

There are no prerequisites for this course. Those currently working in information professions such as archives and records management and librarianship may find it of particular interest, but it has been written to be accessible to everyone, even those without such a background.

1. Based on DPOE audience levels.

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