AHAS350 Digital Data in Archives (5 cr)
The current state and future of archive material digitisation, archiving electronic material and digitising paper material, key systems and arrangements, digitisation of processes and their management, digitisation of official/public and private/personal sources, standards for electronic documents.
After completing the course, the student will:
- be familiar with the principles of archiving in a digital environment and how this operating environment can be used in research
- be able to explain what measures can be taken to make digital material more accessible
- be familiar with the processes related to digital archive materials
For the book exam, works are selected from the following list to make up a total of 5 cr. The essay book choices are agreed in advance with the course coordinator.
- Ernst, W. & Parikka, J., Digital memory and the archive (2013) (2op)
- Fiormonte, D., Numerico, T., Tomasi, F., Schmidt, D. & Ferguson, C. The digital humanist: A critical inquiry (2015) (3op)
- Hawkins, D. T., Personal archiving: Preserving our digital heritage (2013) (3op)
- Delve, J. & Anderson, D., Preserving complex digital objects (2014) (3op)