Maintenance of digital archives 7.5 Credits

Förvaltning av digitala arkiv
Second cycle, B7002N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2011 Sp 2 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 22 Feb 2009

Last revised
by Bertil Carlsson 07 Oct 2011

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Information Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Computer Technology

Entry requirements

General entry requirements, second cycle

Specific entry

Minimum 120 ECTS of university studies including 60 ECTS in the areas of Computer Science, Systems science, Archival Science or Library and Information Science.

More information about English language requirements

Course Aim

The student will be able to

  • Evaluate, analyze and design preservation strategies for different types of institutions
  • Evaluate, analyze and design organisation of repositories for different types of institutions, as well as management of said repositories

The course covers and discusses several implementations of digital repositories (e.g. dSpace, Fedora), as well as organisation and maintenance of such repositories. The student acquires understanding of different preservation strategies, such as migration and emulation, and how different content types may influence the choice of strategies. The student also acquires knowledge on management of digital repositories as well as management of digital curation organisations, and how this influence preservation strategies, or vice versa.

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 allows the student to show proficiency in evaluation and analysis of digital preservation strategies, organisation of repositories, and management of repositories.

In group assignments the student evaluates, analyse and design digital preservation strategies, organisation and management of repositories.

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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0002Group work3.5U G#

Study guidance
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