LIS-S 402 Data Preservation

3 credits

Prerequisites: Strongly recommended to take LIS-S 305 as prerequisites

This course surveys the fundamental principles of data preservation. Students will explore newly developing tools and techniques for long-term data preservation strategies. Topics include selecting file formats and storage media, technical obsolescence, digital forensics, acceptable risk/loss, preservation metadata, data repositories, and preservation policy for long-term access and reuse.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and understand the principles and practices of data preservation.
  2. Summarize and analyze techniques and tools used in the data preservation field.
  3. Identify and evaluate data, repositories, and technical risk factors for data preservation.
  4. Create plans for data preservation including data sources, description, software, and policy development.

Course Delivery

  • On-Campus
  • Online

Course Schedule


There is not a syllabus available for this course.