Archives and the Digital World
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Demonstrate a knowledge of distinct types of archives and archival institutions across international, national, state, and local environments.
- Develop a broad understanding of theoretical perspectives in relation to digital archiving.
- Apply a nuanced understanding of how archives are managed, what they reveal (and conceal).
- Acquire and implement new knowledge about how emerging digital technologies are transforming the archival world.
- Reflect upon the ethical implications, and social and cultural impacts of combining old materials with modern technologies.
- You’ll study the following topics:
- Digital archives
- Theoretical perspectives and frameworks
- Location based archives
- Citizen heritage and crowdsourcing
- Information abundance: serendipity, mapping, and meandering
- Mining, hacking, and harvesting
- Ethics, crowdsourcing and archives in the age of big data
- Google arts and culture
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In this course, look closely at the transformative power of digital media in the world of archival collections. You’ll learn about the past, present and future of archives; what they reveal about cultural history as well as that which has been forgotten, neglected, or ignored. This course will introduce you to projects in the digital humanities as well as sophisticated aspects of how technology is being used to manage our cultural heritage.
Having considered how new and future digital innovations may impact traditional archiving, you'll develop a creative reuse project using modern technologies. Then, critically analyse the ethical and legal implications of open access and distribution of digital archives.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Digital Media degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
- Continuous assessment (60%)
- Project (40%)
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