Conservation and Preservation
Gather strategies for protecting deteriorating archival and information materials. Go through copyright laws. Discover solutions that can be executed at a local level. Consider national and international approaches to digital preservation.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- describe the differences between conservation and preservation disciplines and methods
- explain the principles, processes, tools and technologies used in the practice of preservation
- contribute to the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of preservation projects
- research and assess the varied requirements that impact on the selection of preservation strategies.
- Contemporary preservation issues, contexts and principles
- Appraisal and selection for preservation
- Preservation risks and strategies
- Controlling the preservation environment
- Risks to digital objects
- Digital preservation strategies
- Designing digital archival repositories
- Trusted digital repositories and TRAC
- Frameworks for preservation planning
- Risk management and disaster planning
- Preservation Management & Digital Continuity
You won't be able to enrol into this subject if you've already successfully completed or currently enrolled in the following subject(s) as they are considered anti-requisites due to the similarity of the content.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
- CUR-LIM215-Archives Concepts and Practice (No longer available)
- CUR-LIS100-Librarianship Concepts and Practice (No longer available)
- CUR-LIS110 (Not currently available)
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Assumes substantial prior knowledge. If you have not completed all Level 1 and Level 2 Information Studies subjects & want to enrol in this subject, email Degree Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
No additional requirements
This subject introduces students to the principles, strategies and tools used in physical and digital conservation and preservation. In this subject, students examine the requirements and planning involved in digital projects, from preparing physical items for digitisation to digital preservation management. The key focus in this subject is on preservation strategies, policies and systems.
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- Test (15%)
- Presentation (40%)
- Exercise (45%)
Current study term: 29 May 22 to 28 Aug 22
Textbooks are not required.