Subject: Information technology and applications
Course: Digitization and migration of documents
ECTS credits: 3
Language: Croatian
Duration: 1 semester
Status: compulsory
Method of teaching: 1 hour lecture and 1 hour of practical classes per week
Prerequisite: none
Assessment: oral exam

Course description:
Lectures cover the process of digitization which is organized in the following steps: defining the purpose and objectives of digitization process, selection and preparation of materials, organization of the process of digitization, selection of appropriate techniques, methods, hardware and software, digitization and quality check, postprocessing and storage of digitized materials, long-term preservation, conversion and migration. The problems of management of digitization projects are also explained.
Practical classes follow the courses. Students exercise the steps of digitization in the information laboratory (InfoLab), try out different settings of hardware and software and conduct a comparative analysis of the results.

Course objectives:
The main objective of the course is to gain knowledge of the fundamental principles of the process of digitization – selection of materials, return of investment analysis, preparation of materials, organization of the process of digitization, quality check and adjustment of digitization parametars, postprocessing, organization and indexing techniques, long-term preservation of electronic materials. The knowledges of managing a digitization project are also to be acquired.
The main objective of practical classes is to learn to work with the hardware and software involved in the process of digitization.

Quality check and success of the course: Quality check and success of the course will be done by combining internal and external evaluation. Internal evaluation will be done by teachers and students using survey method at the end of semester. The external evaluation will be done by colleagues attending the course, by monitoring and assessment of the course.

Reading list:
1. Diessn, Raymond J. van, Rijnsoever, Ben J. van, Managing Media Migration in a Deposit System, KB/IBM Long-Term Preservation Study Report No. 5, IBM Netherlands, Amsterdam, 2002., <http://www.kb.nl/>
2. Frey, Franziska S., Reilly, James M., Digital Imaging for Photographic Collections, Image Permanence Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, 1999., <http://www.rit.edu/~661www1/sub_pages/digibook.pdf>
3. Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access, ur. Sitts, Maxine K., Northeast Document Conversion Center, Andover, Massachusetts, 2000., <http://www.nedcc.org/digital/dman.pdf>, poglavlja: II, IV, VI, VII, IX
4. Smjernice za korištenje elektroničkih informacija, Hrvatski državni arhiv, 1999.
5. Stančić, Hrvoje, Proces digitalizacije, u: J. Lasić-Lazić (ur.), Informacijske znanosti u procesu promjena, Zavod za informacijske studije Odsjeka za informacijske znanosti Filozofskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, 2005., str. 45-84

Additional reading list:
1. Ang, Tom, Digitalna fotografija - priručnik, Znanje, Zagreb, 2003.
2. Diessn, Raymond J. van, Preservation Requirements in a Deposit System, KB/IBM Long-Term Preservation Study Report No. 3, IBM Netherlands, Amsterdam, 2002., <http://www.kb.nl/>
3. Lorie, Raymond, The UVC: a Method for Preserving Digital Documents – Proof of Concept, KB/IBM Long-Term Preservation Study Report No. 4, IBM Netherlands, Amsterdam, 2002., <http://www.kb.nl/>