Course description

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the methods and tools involved in creating preserving and providing access to digital assets in museums and other cultural heritage institutions. Drawing on the professional literature the course examines and critiques a number of analytical concepts underpinning digital stewardship as an emerging area of practice and the course gives students a hands-on experience with digitization and digital asset management. The course is designed to help information professionals better understand the complex and changing roles digital collections are likely to play in the future with an emphasis on working across organizational and technical boundaries in managing digital collections and services.


  • Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Simmons University

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Division of Continuing Education

  • Harvard Summer School

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