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Design and development of digital archives 7.5 Credits

Design och utveckling av digitala arkiv
First cycle, B0001N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2011 Sp 2 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
Information Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Computer Technology

Entry requirements

General entry requirements, first cycle

Specific entry

Basic knowledge of Systems Science, Computer Science, Archival Science or Library and Information Science, 60 ECTS.

More information about English language requirements

Course Aim

The student will be able to:

  • Design and develop digital archives, based on information systems development
  • Identify problems and possibilities with different approaches in different organisational contexts
  • Describe and analyze how long-term perspectives and organisational concern influence the development of digital repositories and suggest solutions to the identified problems

Design and development of digital archives, including frameworks, standards and principles suitable in a long-term perspective. Information systems development models and methods are discussed in the context of long-term digital preservation and digital curation organisations. The student will be able to identify problems and possibilities with different approaches in different organisational contexts, and suggest solutions to defined problems.

Teaching is in English and on Internet for distance students or at campus for the students living here. IT support: Learning management system (Fronter), video conference system, e-mail and phone.


Written exam covers design of digital archives and analysis of how long-term perspectives influence the design and development.

Group assignments cover design and development of digital archives as well as identification of problem regarding long-term digital preservation in an organizational context, and analysis of these problems can be addressed.

Technical Requirements: access to PC with Windows XP, microphone, Web cam and permission to install software. Internet connection (minimum 0,5 Mbps). Students must register to the courses themselves or contact the IES educational administration not later than 5 days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This also applies to the students with a place guarantee.

Ann Hägerfors

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2011 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Will be announced later

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

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Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by 22 Feb 2009

Last revised
by Bertil Carlsson 07 Oct 2011