INLS 740: Digital Libraries (Fall 2008)
Digital Library Project (Group Area)
Semester project: Building a Digital Library
- Documents from the Libraries and past semesters' working groups
- Project management
- Information architecture
Jeffrey Pomerantz Assistant Professor School of Information and Library Science Office: 306 Manning Hall Office hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 1-2 pm Email: email@example.com Phone: 962-8064 Website: http://ils.unc.edu/~jpom
This course will address research and development issues in digital libraries, including: collection development and digitization; text and multimedia materials; metadata; interoperability; architecture; searching and services; economic, legal, and social policies such as copyright; and management and evaluation. Students will read and discuss literature on DLs, evaluate a DL of their choice, and work as a group to develop a prototype DL.
By the end of the course, students will:
- Understand the technologies involved in the construction of digital libraries,
- Be able to make collection development decisions for building a digital library,
- Be able to make decisions regarding the implementation of services and automation for a digital library,
- Be able to evaluate a digital library with regard to its content and user base,
- Be able to be involved in the construction and maintenance of a digital library.
There is one required text for this course:
Witten, I. H., & Bainbridge, D. (2003). How to Build a Digital Library. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufman Publishers.