LIS-S 651 Digital Collections
Prerequisites: LIS-S 500, LIS-S 501
Corequisites: LIS-S 503, LIS-S 634
This course engages advanced students in designing and developing digital collections in real-world library and information settings. Students create digital objects and use industry-standard digital content management systems to build and test their collections for usability, findability, and accessibility.
- Categorize, describe, and evaluate digital collections by resources, specialties, disciplines, institutions, and audiences.
- Apply the digitization process to create both physical and born-digital objects including textual documents, images, audio, and video to meet institutional goals.
- Create digital collections using both open-source and subscription-based tools.
- Develop and implement plans for digital collection usability, findability, and accessibility.
- Create and apply guidelines associated with digitization and digital collections (e.g., best practices, file formats, digital objects, protocols, metadata standards, controlled vocabulary).