LIS-S 282 Digital Preservation
- 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.
- Identify and define the primary considerations in preserving digital media.
- Evaluate and select the media and format most appropriate for the long-term storage of digital objects.
- Evaluate digital preservation strategies, methods, and tools and decide which are appropriate for specific types of content and user communities.
- Compare and discriminate among the different short-term and long-term strategies for digital preservation, including refreshing, migration, and emulation.
- Identify the metadata requirements for preservation of digital resources.
- Evaluate the risks to digital collections and suggest potential solutions for reducing risk.
- Compare digitization and other reformatting options, recommending the method most suitable to the preservation goals of a project.
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