Survey of Digitization: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Tanya E. Clement

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

Introduction to the issues and trends in digitization initiatives and management, including project planning and management, asset delivery and management systems, interoperability and the importance of standards, copyright and other legal issues, metadata basics, digital preservation, and specific digitization processes for documents, images, sound, and video. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/sites/default/files/images/webform/SoDFall2014Syllabus.pdf

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Introduction to Digital Humanities: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Tanya E. Clement

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

This course is a hands-on introduction to the burgeoning field of digital humanities. Libraries and archives hold the majority of primary resources from which many disciplines in the humanities draw. As a result, librarians, archivists, and other information professionals have increasingly become the custodians for these artifacts. As collaborations between scholars and libraries increase, these information professionals are the purveyors for the born digital scholarship that result. This course will include learning to evaluate digital humanities projects, project-based exercises in creating a digital humanities resource, and an intimate look at the infrastructural, institutional, and political issues involved in creating digital resources in the humanities. As we look at the concepts, methods, and theories of digital humanities through the perspective of practice, we will consider how computational methods are being used to further humanities research and teaching. In particular, we will concentrate on the conceptual aspects of digitization and representation by determining possible purposes and audiences for the resource, describing and organizing it, and planning how to present those resources based on user needs. While the ideas we engage and the skills we will learn should be applicable to any digital humanities project, we will focus in this course on creating a specific collection that will be available online.

Required Textbook:

Burdick, A. 2012. Digital_Humanities.

Link to Syllabus:

https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/sites/default/files/images/webform/DHFall2014Syllabus.pdf