Y3. Management, curation and publication of digital assets

Instructor: Christos Papatheodorou

Mandatory, Teaching Period A, ECTS: 6

Course contents:

  • Typology of the information sources
  • Repositories and Digital Libraries – Software platforms
  • Repositories and Digital Libraries – Management issues
  • Digital Curation: Life cycle
  • Metadata: Introduction, Dublin Core, MODS, EAD
  • Digital Resources identification, the DOI standard
  • Digital Preservation principles
  • Text Encoding
  • Digital Resources Publishing – Open Science and Open Access principles

Target Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

  1. Acquire knowledge on Digital Resources Life Cycle and Digital Curation
  2. Practice on Digital Library Management platforms (Omeka)
  3. Acquire knowledge on Text Encoding



Recommended reading

  • Michael Lesk, Understanding Digital Libraries, Second Edition, Elsevier
  • Slides, texts and bibliography assigned through the Web page of the course.

Teaching methods:

One three-hour lecture per week, modelling and analysis assignments.

Assessment methods:

The course grade, Β, is derived from the average grade of assignments, Ε, and participation, Σ, as follows: Β = 0,9Ε+0,1Σ.

Language of instruction: Greek