188.411 Digital Preservation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

The course aims to develop in participants an appreciation of the issues surrounding digital preservation / data stewardship within the context of information systems, business processes, scientific data management, security and software development. Participants should leave with a coherent and practical understanding of activities surrounding digital preservation and, in particular, a developed understanding of selection and appraisal, workflow modelling, metadata definition, ingest process management, and a working knowledge of the issues surrounding audit and certification of digital repositories. The course raises awareness of sustainability issues and builds sustainability into the process of software development. Moreover, security issues are elaborated in terms of data and software security with respect to long term preservation.

Subject of course

TUWEL Course:

Lectures 2018: Thu., 15:00-17:00

  • 1.3.2017, 15:00, EI1: Initial Meeting, Basics of DP, DP Challenges, Preservation Actions
  • ISO OAIS Standard
  • File Formats, Significant Properties, Characterization, FITS, C3PO
  • Preservation Planning
  • Scalable Preservation Planning, Monitoring, Preservation Ecosystems
  • Authenticity, Metadata Standards
  • Preservation Systems (DSpace, Fedora, iRods, Rosetta, Archivematica, Preservica, ...)
  • Reproducible Research
  • Data Management Plans, Data Citation



Lectures: 10 sessions @ 2h: 20h

Literature: Scientific Papers, Standards, etc.: 24h

Exam Preparation: 30h

Exam: 1h

TOTAL: 75h



Course dates

Thu15:00 - 17:0001.03.2018 - 14.06.2018EI 1 Petritsch HS Lecture
Digital Preservation - Single appointments
Thu01.03.201815:00 - 17:00EI 1 Petritsch HS Lecture
Thu08.03.201815:00 - 17:00EI 1 Petritsch HS Lecture
Thu15.03.201815:00 - 17:00EI 1 Petritsch HS Lecture
Thu22.03.201815:00 - 17:00EI 1 Petritsch HS Lecture
Thu12.04.201815:00 - 17:00EI 1 Petritsch HS Lecture
Thu19.04.201815:00 - 17:00EI 1 Petritsch HS Lecture
Thu26.04.201815:00 - 17:00EI 1 Petritsch HS Lecture
Thu03.05.201815:00 - 17:00EI 1 Petritsch HS Lecture
Thu17.05.201815:00 - 17:00EI 1 Petritsch HS Lecture
Thu07.06.201815:00 - 17:00EI 1 Petritsch HS Lecture
Thu14.06.201815:00 - 17:00EI 1 Petritsch HS Lecture

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
05.03.2018 00:00 02.05.2018 23:59 27.06.2018 23:59




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