Subject: Information technology and applications
Course: Digital archives
ECTS credits: 3
Language: Croatian
Duration: 1 semester
Status: elective
Method of teaching: 1 hour lecture and 1 hour of practical classes per week
Prerequisite: none
Assessment: written and oral exam

Course description:
Functions and procedures of organization of digital archives. Comparative analysis of similarities and differences between digital archives, digital libraries and digital collections. Logical structure and information objects in digital archives. OAIS reference model. How digital archives work: submission of materials (protocols and fotmats of packets – Submission Information Package (SIP)), verification and ingest, archival information package (AIP), dissemination information package (DIP). Running and controlling metadata and repositories of information objects. Long-term preservation (media refreshment, conversion and migration, data formats suitable for preservation).

Course objectives:
The main objective of the course is to gain knowledge of the problems, principles of organization and function of digital archives. Understanding the principles and methodologies of data ingest, content organization and long-term preservation as well as understanding requests concearned with the management of information objects within the digital archives / repositories.

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. Catherine Dhérent, Elektronički zapisi. Priručnik. Zagreb, HDA, 2003.
2. Bellinger, Meg, Understanding Digital Preservation: A Report from OCLC, u: The State of Digital Preservation: An International Perspective, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Washington, D.C., SAD, srpanj 2002., str. 38-48.
3. Lavoie, Brian F., The Open Archival Information System Reference Model: Introductory Guide, DPC Technology Watch Series Report 04-01, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. and Digital Preservation Coalition, 2004., < docs/lavoie_OAIS.pdf>
4. Verhoeven, Hans, Archiving Web Publications, KB/IBM Long-Term Preservation Study Report No. 6, IBM Netherlands, Amsterdam, 2002., <>

Additional reading list:
1. Archival Information Package (AIP), Library of Congress, SAD, 2002., <http://lcweb.>
2. ConsultativeCommittee forSpace Data Systems, CCSDS 650.0-B-1: Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Washington, DC, SAD, 2002., < wwwclassic/documents/pdf/CCSDS-650.0-B-1.pdf>
3. Diessn, Raymond J. van, Preservation Requirements in a Deposit System, KB/IBM Long-Term Preservation Study Report No. 3, IBM Netherlands, Amsterdam, 2002., <>