Building Digital Libraries: Fall 2016


Hsin-liang (Oliver) Chen


Long Island University


Fall 2016


This class will focus on developing digital libraries. During the course, we will consider the various definitions of digital libraries in theory and practice. Topics to be covered include: selection criteria, copyright, digitization, metadata, navigation, and project management. The main project will be the creation of a small digital library. Students will create fully function digital libraries. They will also appraise, select, digitize, describe, and make available digital materials. Experience with scanning equipment, imaging software, and HTML editors is helpful.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

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