SI 667: Foundations of Digital Curation
The course will provide students with a foundational understanding of the core theoretical, conceptual, and practical problems in digital curation; students will put these insights into practice through hands-on projects. Digital curation is the active involvement of information professionals in the management of digital data through its lifecycle of interest and usefulness to science, scholarship and education. Students interested in careers in this growing field will need a strong grounding in the fundamentals of digital preservation and migration; an understanding of the data practices and needs of researchers; trends and obstacles to data sharing and reuse; and experience making data fit for preservation and range of different users and uses. This course draws on current research information science, archival and library service, and cognate fields.