Digital Repository Fundamentals and Design
Instructor: Christina Harlow
Dates: April 6th through May 3rd, 2020
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
Digital repositories allow libraries, archives and museums to disseminate and create access to unique digital collections related to institutional academic output or digital special collections. Digital repository options vary widely, from proprietary to open source; and platforms specialized for specific use cases, such as institutional academic production, audiovisual materials, cultural heritage collections, and community and tribal collections. This course is designed to give the student the fundamentals of selecting, designing and implementing the digital repository solution that is right for their particular institutional, academic or personal project.
- Learn what a digital repository is (and, just as importantly, is not!)
- Understand the options available for digital repository platforms, whether open source, proprietary, or hybrid
- Understand what skills and knowledge are needed to work on a team implementing, migrating or rehauling an institutional or digital repository
- Identification and analysis of viability of a current or proposed digital repository
This course can be taken as one of six courses needed to earn our Certificate in Digital Curation, but can be taken as a stand-alone course as well.
Christina Harlow is currently the Infrastructure Engineer and a DataOps enthusiast at Temple University Libraries in Philadelphia, PA. There, she helps build, deploy, design (at the data, software and infrastructure levels), and maintain any software, infrastructure, and technical services the libraries might need to serve the University and community. She has worked at a number of academic libraries and one museum before, normally in a metadata librarian, data analyst, software architect or developer/engineer hybrid role. She wants to help you improve your data systems.
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.
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