LIS-S 352 Digital Libraries
- Prerequisites: None
- Delivery: Online
- Understand and compare differing conceptions, expectations, visions, and approaches to digital library development and implementation.
- Demonstrate skills in working with digital objects (textual documents, images, audio, video), such as selection, digitization, and preservation.
- Organize digital library content for user access, including metadata, controlled vocabulary, and site architecture.
- Address legal, ethical, economic, and social issues and challenges associated with digital libraries, such as intellectual property, accessibility, copyright, and privacy.
- Evaluate, select, and apply basic digital library technologies including open source and proprietary software.
The course covers the theory and practice of networked information repositories that provide users access to multimedia data in academic and community settings. Topics include collection definition; digitization processes, archiving, and preservation; metadata, ontologies, classification, and description; accessibility, user behavior, and interaction; management and evaluation; and legal and social issues.
There is not a syllabus available for this course.