Collecting, making available, and preserving digital materials, including data resources as well as text resources. This is not about conversion to digital but about the organization and long-term preservation of both converted and born-digital materials.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the history and current state of digital archives/museums;
- Investigate the major questions that affect how an institution should gather and organize digital materials;
- Design a new digital curation program including its principles for selection of content, the kinds of tools that might be used for a variety of materials, an organization of the library that is appropriate, and relevant legal issues;
- Identify possible funding sources and sustainability.