INF 385R - Survey of Digitization

Fall 2019
Unique ID: 27245
Syllabus:   Syllabus
Prof:  Kantner, Steve
Room: UTA 1.210A
Days:  Mon
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Graduate standing.

Introduction to the issues and trends in digitization initiatives and management, including project planning and management, asset delivery and management systems, interoperability and the importance of standards, copyright and other legal issues, metadata basics digital preservation, and specific digitization processes for documents, images, video, and sound. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes:

-Knowledge of hardware and software technologies for digitization of various types of objects
-Create and organize preservation and access files for a variety of media
-Collect, manipulate, and embed metadata for digitized objects
-Use tools to enhance discovery and access of digitized objects
-Develop and document digitization project workflows
-Understand legal issues related to access of digitized objects
-Design and propose a digitization project

Course Topics:

-Digitization Project Funding, Planning, and Management
-Metadata Schemas and Controlled Vocabularies
-Collecting and Embedding Metadata
-Photograph and Artifact Imaging
-Textual Document Imaging and OCR
-Audio and Video Digitization Fundamentals
-Quality Control
-Copyright and Restrictions in Digitization


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