Policy Issues in Digital Curation: Spring 2015


Katie Shilton


iSchool at Maryland


Spring 2015


Policy Issues in Digital Curation will explore responses to the intellectual property, privacy, and security issues related to curation and long-term preservation of digital information. Bridging law, social science, computer science, and professional practice, this course will focus on understanding and responding to copyright and other forms of intellectual property raised by preservation copies of digital data and records; dealing with complex privacy issues in digital data and records; securing integrity and trust in digital information and content throughout the information lifecycle; and implementing security for digital information in a range of contexts. Applied group and individual work will focus on developing policy and
technical responses to intellectual property, privacy, security, and accessibility issues.

Required Textbook:

Givens, C. 2014. Information Privacy Fundamentals for Librarians and Information Professionals

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