Z652 Digital Libraries, Fall 2023, Section 3874

A course on digital libraries and building digital collections.

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Z652 Digital Libraries, Fall 2023, Section 3874

9:10 - 11:45 Friday Myles Brand Hall (I) 232
Instructor: Associate Professor John A. Walsh, jawalsh@indiana.edu, Luddy Hall 2132.
Office Hours: See https://fantastical.app/jawalsh-r1Wz/office-hours to view availability and make an appointment.
John’s demo CollectionBuilder Sites: Rock Show, Rock Show repository, Comic Book Paratexts

Associate Instructor: Alex Wingate, alewinga@iu.edu
Office Hours: Fridays 2:30pm - 4:00pm and by appointment on Zoom (click Zoom link in Alex’s profile)
Alex’s demo CollectionBuilder site: Las Novelitas, Alex’s demo CollectionBuilder Repository

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General Information

Course Description

In this course students learn to conceptualize, plan, and build digital libraries. In the process of doing that, we will learn about digitization of text and image documents, metadata, and various digital library-related technologies, standards, systems, and software.

Course Goal

By the end of the semester students will will be able to digitize a collection of non-digital content (e.g., letters, pamphlets, photographs, audio tapes) and develop a digital library populated with the digitized content, associated metadata, and contextualizing information.

Learning Outcomes


Our two textbooks are:


We will be using the following tools, software, frameworks:

Additional Resources

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External Resources

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