Foundations of Digital Curation (SI 667)
This graduate course covered foundational theoretical, conceptual, and practical problems in digital curation. Students explored these problems in practice through hands-on projects. This course understood digital curation as the active involvement of information professionals in the management of digital data through its lifecycle of interest and usefulness to science, scholarship and education. To prepare students to work in this growing field, the course aimed to provide 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. The course drew on current research information science, archival and library service, and cognate fields. The 2023 syllabus is available here.