Digital Resources in the Humanities
(Electronic Communication and Publishing, Module P008)
This module introduces students to a range of issues involved in the design, creation, management and use of electronic resources in the humanities. Topics include humanities resources on the Web, creating electronic resources, digital imaging, metadata systems, encoding and markup systems, electronic dictionaries, text analysis, user needs, scholarly electronic publishing in the humanities. The overall aims are (1) to familiarize students with the computing technologies and applications that are used in humanities research and teaching; (2) to provide a basis for making informed choices in the design, management and use of digital resources in the humanities; (3) to promote understanding of the areas where access, manipulation and analysis of digital resources can benefit research and teaching in the humanities.
By the end of the module students will be able to (1) identify and evaluate Web-based and other sources in electronic form for humanities research and teaching; (2) create electronic resources as transcriptions and digital images, and understand the benefits and implications of these methodologies; (3) assess the advantages and disadvantages of different delivery and publishing methods for electronic resources; (4) understand how computers can be used for a range of research and teaching applications in the humanities; (5) understand the principles and uses of text manipulation programs; (6) evaluate electronic scholarly publications in hypertextual form.
Assessment is by coursework only.
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