Digital Curation

Digital Curation

This course is designed to teach the concepts and skills involved in creating and managing a digital repository, library or archive. It is paired with another course entitled "digital preservation"; this course concentrates on building and managing the service while the other one concentrates on preservation. It is modeled on what museum curators do: how to select what should be included, how to deal with the specialized knowledge in different fields, public education and exhibits, and organization.

Class Name Digital Curation
Host School Rutgers University
Class Identifier 17:610:594
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Michael Lesk
Course Tool (Online) eCollege
Class Description This course is designed to teach the concepts and skills involved in creating and managing a digital repository, library or archive. It is paired with another course entitled "digital preservation"; this course concentrates on building and managing the service while the other one concentrates on preservation. It is modeled on what museum curators do: how to select what should be included, how to deal with the specialized knowledge in different fields, public education and exhibits, and organization.
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Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date September 1st, 2011 - December 13th, 2011
Start and End Time
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Days of Week
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Last Add Day August 25th, 2011
Residency Start and End Date No Residency