Course Description for Digital Archiving and Information Management
Digital Archiving and Information Management
Description: Archivists, among other information professionals, collect the records of people and organizations in order to provide sources for exploring and interpreting history. These materials come in all kinds of formats, from manuscripts to born-digital files like email. For long-term use, wider access and preservation, we preserve materials digitally. Records may be required for a variety of research purposes, and thus it is crucial that we are attentive to archival and information management. This course provides students with the theoretical knowledge, conceptual frameworks and practical skills required to create, maintain and curate collections of digital information in libraries, archives and records management departments.
Availability: One semester per year