Watch a video open house discussion of digital libraries and digital preservation: http://bit.ly/DL-DP-Oct26.
What is it?
A digital library is one in which a significant proportion of the resources are available in digital format (as opposed to print or microform), accessible by means of computers and Web-accessible devices. The digital content may be locally held or accessed remotely via Web-based services. For a distributed example, see the Mountain West Digital Library established by the Utah Academic Library Consortium and California Digital Library. (Source: Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science)
What can I do with this background?
Collection, preservation, and presentation of digital information in all formats; development of systems linking the users to the vast print and online collections within a library and beyond; digital project management.
In addition to the required core courses, what courses should I take?
Suggested electives include:
- 60631 Introduction to Digital Preservation
60637 Metadata Architectures and Implementations
60638 Digital Libraries
60639 Implementations of Digital Libraries
60651 Digital Image Processing and Collection Management