Digital Curation: Spring 2014

Instructor:

Dorothea Salo

School:

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Semester:

Spring 2014

Description:

  • Assess, plan for, manage, and execute a small-scale data-management or digital-archiving project.
  • Assess digital data for preservability; make yes-or-no accessioning decisions.
  • Understand (and where relevant, apply) technological, economic, and social models of digital preservation and sustainability.
  • Understand forms, formats, and lifecycles of digital data across a wide breadth of contexts.
  • Evaluate software and hardware tools relevant across the data lifecycle.
  • Construct a current-awareness strategy; assimilate substantial amounts of relevant writing.
  • Self-sufficiently acquire technical knowledge.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://files.dsalo.info/668syll2014.pdf

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Publishing, Knowledge Institutions and Society: E-Revolutions?

Instructor:

Dorothea Salo

School:

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Semester:

Description:

  • Sufficient knowledge of US copyright law to advise digitization projects, uncertain authors and instructors, and digital archivists on common, relatively simple fair-use, orphan-works, reuse, and (re)publishing dilemmas
  • Sufficient knowledge of current trends, processes, and standards in trade and scholarly publishing to advise would-be authors, advocate for balanced laws and policies, and navigate professional publishing opportunities
  • Sufficient knowledge of intellectual-property-related dilemmas, movements, and legislation (past and pending) to be a thoughtful information advocate and information-agency leader
  • Sufficient knowledge of publishing trends to inform collection-development decisions in academic, public, K-12, and special-library settings
  • The ability to assess a rapidly-evolving situation, explain it clearly and succinctly to others, and devise feasible responses to it
  • The ability to devise a well-reasoned long-range scenario and a strategy to respond to it
  • The ability to write a journal-quality book review

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://files.dsalo.info/640syll2014.pdf

Digital Trends, Tools, and Debates: Summer 2014

Instructor:

Dorothea Salo

School:

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Semester:

Summer 2014

Description:

  • Broad awareness of digital technologies in use in libraries, archives, and other information agencies.
  • Vocabulary and knowledge of conventions needed to communicate with technical staff.
  • Ability to evaluate, plan and hire for, select, safely and securely work with digital technologies.
  • Awareness of the social and legal forces that impact digital technologies; controversies surrounding them; and the complex relationship between digital technologies and the future of information agencies.
  • Ability to contribute appreciably to a team working on a defined project; awareness of project-management tools and techniques.
  • Sufficient courage, self-awareness, and skill for self-sufficiency in acquiring technical knowledge.
  • Development of ethical and principled approaches to technology adoption and education.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://files.dsalo.info/644syllsum2014.pdf