INF443 Creating and Preserving Digital Content (8)
Enrolment restrictions: Not available to students in Stage 2 of the MAS (Library & Information Management).
Digitisation of analogue media is a well established pathway for making collection materials more widely accessible. This subject introduces the processes and practices involved in the digitisation of a range of media with a focus on content sharing and availability. In addition, digitisation also offers possible preservation pathways for collection materials. However, digital information is inherently impermanent due to its dependence on rapidly changing technology. This subject will then look more closely at the preservation of digital objects - whether created via a digitisation program or for 'born digital' materials. It will provide an overview of digital presevation including its history, concepts, challenges, politics, ethics and strategies.