Postgraduate taught 

Museum Studies: Collecting & Collections MSc

2D Digitisation ARTMED5001

  • Academic Session: 2018-19
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

* To emphasise the role of digital resources for research, teaching, preservation and access in the arts and humanities.
* To promote the analytical skills for assessing the information content of analogue material.
* To provide a theoretical framework for selecting appropriate digitisation standards for different types of analogue material.
* To aid students understanding of a variety of digital capture techniques.
* To familiarise students with a range of digital capture hardware and software.
* To stress the importance of developing a total quality control procedure.
* To develop an understanding of factors affecting digitisation quality.
* To explain the concept of metadata and provide an understanding of its application.
* To provide an appreciation of the role of processing, archiving and preserving digital information.

Timetable

Lectures: Thursday, 10-12; Practicals: Thursday, 2-4

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

* To emphasise the role of digital resources for research, teaching, preservation and access in the arts and humanities.
* To promote the analytical skills for assessing the information content of analogue material.
* To provide a theoretical framework for selecting appropriate digitisation standards for different types of analogue material.
* To aid students understanding of a variety of digital capture techniques.
* To familiarise students with a range of digital capture hardware and software.
* To stress the importance of developing a total quality control procedure.
* To develop an understanding of factors affecting digitisation quality.
* To explain the concept of metadata and provide an understanding of its application.
* To provide an appreciation of the role of processing, archiving and preserving digital information.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

* Ability to select materials for digitisation and provide sound justifications for their decisions.
* Ability to define the standards to be used depending upon the type of documentary or image material
with which they are working and the outcomes of a particular digitisation initiative.
* Ability to manage the digitisation process from end-to-end.
* Appreciation of the role and types of metadata used to assure the long term reusability of digital materials.
* Ability to develop and apply an appropriate quality control procedure.
* Ability to plan appropriate storage and access facilities.
* Understanding of the application of the techniques to humanities subjects.