Fundamentals of Digital Library Projects 2023 - Session 1.0

Description: This six-week online course introduces students to the breadth of considerations, standards and skills needed to successfully launch and manage a digital library program. The course will provide opportunity for hands-on activities to develop critical thinking and decision-making skills within the context of a digital library.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants of this course will: 

  • Gain an understanding of the types of expertise and skills needed to successfully manage a digital library: such as digitization and types of digital objects, metadata, indexing/search/retrieval/, storage/architecture, user interface & interaction, preservation. 
  • Learn about the common platforms used by libraries to manage digital objects and make them discoverable.
  • Discover the role of planning, documentation, and assessment.

Who Should Attend:

Library professionals interested in developing a broad understanding of all aspects of digital library projects, from the solo practitioner responsible for all aspects of a digital library to a member of a team implementing or managing a digital library.