"Data curation" is the management and preservation of data, information and systems for the long-term. While ensuring the longevity of information was once the role of librarians and archivists, long-term access and persistence of digital information is dependent on intentional planning and ongoing stewardship by information creators and managers. In the BSIS program, we encounter aspects of data curation in a number of courses. This course will complement and round out your skills and understandings of data curation by exploring fundamental principles, processes, and practices for curating information during its active use and for the long-term. We will address the technical, social, ethical, and legal issues associated with curation of digital data in three sectors: government, corporate, and academic. Finally, we will apply our data curation fundamentals to specific information object types.

Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Requirements: PROG: School of Computing and Information
Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3