|Delivery length / details
|4 x 30 Hour Workshops
|11 x 2 Hour Seminars
|3 x 2 Hour Lectures
|Assessment length / details
|Semester 1 Assesment 3,000 words report
|Semester 2 Assesment 3,000 words report
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Outline types, and give examples of a range of digital information resources and explain the challenges in specifying, managing and evaluating a digital collection;
Describe the stages in a digitisation project and explain the importance of knowing about Intellectual Property Rights;
Give examples of searching and presentation issues to be considered when providing access to digital information;
Demonstrate an understanding of, and critically assess national and international standards, frameworks and models for digital information discovery and delivery and digital preservation;
Provide an analytical, contextual account of the development of digital preservation as a 21st century information issue;
Identify and critically evaluate the characteristics of digital objects, justify the need to preserve each characteristic for continued access and develop a strategy for digital preservation;
Propose methods for developing and maintaining control over a complex array of digital forms and formats, which address the necessary conditions, techniques and models for digital preservation;
Formulate rational hypotheses regarding the potential role of institutional repositories and open access initiatives in enabling digital information discovery and delivery and digital preservation.
In semester 2 students will be provided with the theoretical knowledge and skills required to ensure the long-term accessibility to such information through the development and administration of a digital preservation programme.
• Digital preservation, directives and the discipline
• Digital preservation standards
• Lifecycle management of digital materials
• The policy environment
• Digital preservation strategies, tools and metadata
• XML for metadata and digital preservation
• Designing and creating curation ready data and storage media for digital preservation
• Preservation information packages
• Preservation software
|Application of Number
|Data analysis, structuring and sorting.
|A requirement to discuss and collaborate with members of the group in both seminar and practical work and formative presentation work.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Use of professional sources and documentation will foster student awareness of available learning resources, and improve critical and evaluatory skills.
|IT skills are integral to coursework and presentation of assignments, along with computer based practical exercises.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|The module provides an academic baseline and essential skills for information professionals
|Assignment work and seminar activities will utilize professional scenarios in which strategies for dealing with particular issues and problems need to be formulated.
|Assignment preparation will require the identification and location of relevant academic and professional literature, and best practice within the profession.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Professional skills in the management and preservation of digital information will be developed.
|Group activities are integral to the teaching of this module and to classroom exercises.
This module is at CQFW Level 7