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Management and Preservation of Digital Records

University of Dundee Centre for Archive and Information Studies (CAIS)

United Kingdom

Learning Objectives
-Computer science basics for archiving and preservation;
-Digital archiving and preservation processes: comparing digital archiving and analogue archiving technologies;
-Systems to support digital archiving and preservation: current status and limitations; the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) standard;
-Metadata standards and metadata maintenance;
-Organisational and business considerations;
-The future agenda: how might the management and preservation of digital records evolve in future?
Training Fee
GBP 680, plus GBP 140 registration fee
Target Audience1
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The Centre for Archive and Information Services offers a range of tutor supported short part-time distance learning courses which can be taken for continuing professional development. These are aimed at archivists, records managers, compliance officers and other information professionals who wish to
-Keep up to date with new standards, theories and methodologies
-Upgrade practical skills
-Acquire new skills
-Exchange knowledge and experiences with fellow professionals
-Learn how to deal with new technologies
-Understand how to comply with legislation affecting the sector
-Reach out to new users and communities
-Apply organisational and management skills to their work

They are accredited by the UK Society of Archivists and subject to the quality assurance framework of the School of Humanities of the University of Dundee.
If you wish to enrol you should have an active interest in the topic, be able to spend around 15 hours a week thinking and studying and have broadband internet access.

In 2011, this course was offered three times, with January, May and September starts. Contact the University for details of future dates.

1. Based on DPOE audience levels.

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