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LIS-S 352 Digital Libraries

3 credits

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Delivery: Online
  • The course covers the theory and practice of networked information repositories that provide users access to multimedia data in academic and community settings. Topics include collection definition; digitization processes, archiving, and preservation; metadata, ontologies, classification, and description; accessibility, user behavior, and interaction; management and evaluation; and legal and social issues.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Understand and compare differing conceptions, expectations, visions, and approaches to digital library development and implementation.
    • Demonstrate skills in working with digital objects (textual documents, images, audio, video), such as selection, digitization, and preservation.
    • Organize digital library content for user access, including metadata, controlled vocabulary, and site architecture.
    • Address legal, ethical, economic, and social issues and challenges associated with digital libraries, such as intellectual property, accessibility, copyright, and privacy.
    • Evaluate, select, and apply basic digital library technologies including open source and proprietary software.


    There is not a syllabus available for this course.