Management and Preservation of Documentary and Digital Cultural Heritage
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Dokumentaalse ja digitaalse kultuuripärandi haldamine ja säilitamine
Course title in English
Management and Preservation of Documentary and Digital Cultural Heritage
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
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lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To create preconditions for acquring knowledge on the essence of documentary and digital cultural heritage, on the protection and preservation of cultural heritage.
To support the acquisition of knowledge on the work with cultural heritage collections and their presentation to the public.
Brief description of the course
Concept and types of cultural heritage. The importance of cultural heritage for the survival of national identity. The policies on cultural heritage in Europe. Regulations on the protection of cultural heritage. UNESCO and EU initiatives on the creation of digital cultural heritage, its realisation through programmes and portals. Protection of cultural heritage in Estonia. Making the cultural heritage available to the public and its usage. Information systems of memory institutions.
Independent work
Reading and analysis of mandatory literature. Compilation and presentation of group work and individual assignments.
Learning outcomes in the course
At the completion of the course the student:
is able to distinguish different types of cultural heritage and understands the essence of documentary and digital cultural heritage;
has on overview about the preservation policy and strategy of cultural heritage in the European Union and in Estonia, understands the importance of the preservation of cultural heritage;
knows the legal issues connected to the digitisation and presentation of documentary cultural heritage and takes notice of the corresponding copyright regulations;
knows and is able to use the information systems of Estonian memory institutions.
Assessment methods
Final grade is based on the grades of group work and practical assignments
dots A.Möldre
Replacement literature
Cameron, F., Kenderdine, S. (Eds.) (2007). Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage: A Critical Discourse. Boston: MIT Press.
De Beukelaer, C., Pyykköen, M., Singh, J. P. (Eds.). (2015). Globalization, culture and development: the UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity. Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Efroni, Z. (2011). Access-right: The Future of Digital Copyright Law. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Heritage and globalization. (2010.) / Edited by Sophia Labadi and Colin Long. London ; New York: Routledge.
King, T. E. (2011) A Companion to Cultural Resource Management. Chichester (West Sussex) [etc.]: Wiley-Blackwell.
Macdonald, S. (2013). Memorylands. Heritage and identity in Europe today. London; New York: Routledge.
Museums in a digital age. (2010). Edited by Ross Parry. London; New York: Routledge.
Preserving our heritage, improving our environment.(2009).Vol. I. 20 years of EU research into cultural heritage. Edited by Michel Chapuis.
Marta Anico; Elsa Peralta. (2008). Heritage and identity : engagement and demission in the contemporary world. New York, London: Routledge.