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LIS-S 282 Digital Preservation

3 credits

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Delivery: On-Campus
  • This course introduces approaches for preserving digitized and born-digital
    information (text, images, and audiovisual information) for access and
    reuse. Topics include curation lifecycle for long-term preservation;
    longevity of digital media; integrity and authenticity of digital materials;
    formats and technologies for preservation; and establishment of trustworthy
    digital repositories.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Identify and define the primary considerations in preserving digital media.
    2. Evaluate and select the media and format most appropriate for the long-term storage of digital objects.
    3. Evaluate digital preservation strategies, methods, and tools and decide which are appropriate for specific types of content and user communities.
    4. Compare and discriminate among the different short-term and long-term strategies for digital preservation, including refreshing, migration, and emulation.
    5. Identify the metadata requirements for preservation of digital resources.
    6. Evaluate the risks to digital collections and suggest potential solutions for reducing risk.
    7. Compare digitization and other reformatting options, recommending the method most suitable to the preservation goals of a project.


    There is not a syllabus available for this course.