2D Digitisation ARTMED5002

  • Academic Session: 2017-18
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

The availability of high-quality digital content is central to research and teaching developments in the arts and humanities. Skills in understanding the principles and best practice in the digitisation of primary textual and image resources have even broader value in the cultural and heritage sector. Students will examine the advantages of developing digital collections in the arts and humanities and issues involved in creating, curating, and managing access to such collections.


Normally one two hour lecture and one two hour lab.

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level.

Excluded Courses

2D Digitisation 20 Credit Course (ARTMED 5001)




Examination - one two-hour exam in the April/May of year taught (100%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:
* acquire analytical skills to assess the information content of analogue material

* develop a theoretical framework for selecting and prioritising analogue mat
* relate analogue properties to appropriate digitisation techiques

* foster an appreciation of the complexity of the digitisation process

* develop an understanding of key digitisation and metadata standards

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

At the end of this course students will be able to:

* justify the selection and prioritisation of analogue material

* relate analogue characteristics and properties to digitisation techniques

* compare and contrast different approa
ches to digitisation
* select appropriate digitisation methods

* design and plan a digitisation project

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.