IS 586 Digital Preservation

Examines current problems with and approaches to digital preservation that are fundamental to the long-term accessibility of digital materials. Examines the range of current research problems, along with emerging methods and tools, and assesses a variety of organizational scenarios to plan and implement a preservation plan. Topics include basic information theory, preservation of complex digital objects; standards and specifications; sustainability and risk assessment; authenticity, integrity, quality control, and certification; and management of preservation activities.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Summer 2020

    • IS586AO
      Fri, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Megan Oliver
      CRN
      39576
      Length
      12 weeks
  • Spring 2020

    • IS586AO
      Wed, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Robert DeCandido
      CRN
      67622
      Length
      16 weeks
  • Fall 2019

    • IS586AO
      Thu, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      All other students need department approval. Email ischool-advising@illinois.edu.
      Instructors
      Jerome McDonough, Robert DeCandido
      CRN
      68990
      Length
      16 weeks
  • Summer 2019

    • IS586AO
      Tue, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Rhiannon Bettivia
      CRN
      39576
      Length
      12 weeks

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).