Preserving Digital Information and Data
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Course code
INT6083.DT
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Course title in Estonian
Digitaalse informatsiooni ja andmete säilitamine
Course title in English
Preserving Digital Information and Data
ECTS credits
4.0
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
To create preconditions for acquiring knowledge on the specific features of archiving in digital environment;
To create prerequisites for obtaining knowledge on the basics of digital preservation;
To support acquisition of basic skills on the preparation of digital information archiving.
Brief description of the course
Main issues in digital archiving and preservation;
Possibilities and development of methods of digital preservation;
Qualities of digital objects;
File formats in the digital archive;
Data carriers – requirements and solutions;
Types of digital objects and their qualities;
Metadata for digital preservation;
Models of a digital archive;
Conceptualisation of digital preservation;
Digital archive in information organisation;
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is able to explain the differences of digital archiving from archiving and preservation of paper materials;
- can critically evaluate different solutions and strategies of digital preservation;
- is able to identify the actions necessary for archiving and preservation of digital objects depending on the qualities of the object.
Teacher
Lektor Kadi Riismaa, PhD
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