Course Description

460.672 - Managing Digital Information in Museums

preservation of digital assets, with an emphasis on the unique problems facing museums. Subjects will include the best practices for digital format conversion, the management of digital surrogates and derivatives, practical planning and design of workflow for digital curation, and a survey of the technologies (software, equipment, and metadata schemas) required at ingest, storage, access, and dissemination points in the Open Archival Information System model. These topics will be presented within the context of analyzing the digital asset management practices (in the broadest sense) of individual institutions and developing strategies for the curation of these assets. Prerequisite: Either 460.670 Digital Preservation OR 460.671 Foundations of Digital Curation; both are recommended.