Analysis of the complex concepts and applications that professionals are likely to encounter in the design, development, and management of digital libraries. Topics include digital objects, knowledge representations and discovery, architecture, user behaviour, services, and evaluation.
Digital Libraries provides an introduction to the complex concepts and applications that professionals are likely to encounter in the information environment. The course materials and activities are designed to provide students with a solid understanding of the kinds of applications and technologies that are used by professionals to launch digital libraries and manage their operations.
Although the course has a technological focus, it does not include computer programming or other technical aspects (such as HTML), and it builds upon the concepts introduced in the core MLIS courses, providing comprehensive and detailed coverage of various features of digital libraries.
No required textbook.