Development of Digital Preservation Systems 7.5 Credits

Utveckling av system för digitalt bevarande
Second cycle, B7006N
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2012 Sp 3 - Autumn 2012 Sp 2
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Syllabus established
by 19 Nov 2010

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:

  • Design and develop digital preservation systems, 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 systems for digital preservation, 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 preservation systems and analysis of how long-term perspectives influence the design and development.

Group assignments cover design and development of digital preservation systems 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).

Ann Hägerfors

Literature. Valid from Spring 2012 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)

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

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