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LIS-S 651 Digital Collections

3 credits

  • Prerequisites: LIS-S 500, LIS-S 507. Also, either S584 or S634 is required as a prerequisite.
  • Delivery: Online
  • Semesters offered: Spring
    The above are the semesters this course is generally offered. View the course schedule to confirm.
  • This course engages advanced students in designing and developing digital collections in real-world library and information settings. Students create digital objects and use industry-standard digital content management systems to build and test their collections for usability, findability, and accessibility.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Categorize, describe, and evaluate digital collections by resources, specialties, disciplines, institutions, and audiences.
    2. Apply the digitization process to create both physical and born-digital objects including textual documents, images, audio, and video to meet institutional goals.
    3. Create digital collections using both open-source and subscription-based tools.
    4. Develop and implement plans for digital collection usability, findability, and accessibility.
    5. Create and apply guidelines associated with digitization and digital collections (e.g., best practices, file formats, digital objects, protocols, metadata standards, controlled vocabulary).