Digital Preservation

Digital Preservation

Digital information is inherently impermanent due to its dependence on rapidly changing technology. This subject will look closely at the preservation of digital objects - whether created via a digitisation program or for 'born digital' materials. It will provide an overview of digital preservation, including it history, concepts, challenges, politics, ethics and strategies and inform students of the various standards and practices being adopted around the world.

Class Name Digital Preservation
Host School Charles Sturt University
Class Identifier INF443
Credit Value 8 Points
Faculty Dr Kim Thompson
Course Tool (Online) BlackboardCE
Class Description Digital information is inherently impermanent due to its dependence on rapidly changing technology. This subject will look closely at the preservation of digital objects - whether created via a digitisation program or for 'born digital' materials. It will provide an overview of digital preservation, including it history, concepts, challenges, politics, ethics and strategies and inform students of the various standards and practices being adopted around the world.
Class Disclaimer Please refer to the attached Syllabus Document for more information about this subject/course.
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date November 13th, 2017 - February 9th, 2018
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day October 6th, 2017
Residency Start and End Date No Residency
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