The concept of ‘Digital Scholarship’ is relatively young and refers to the revolutionary changes in academic research brought about by the digital turn. This course discusses its history and the basic skills that are required to engage with sources of information in digital form. Besides discussing basic terms and structures such as online media, digital archives, metadata, ‘open access’ and deep web search engines, the students will engage with digital data and tools through weekly assignments. These can vary from contributing to a wiki, a storytelling project or a crowd sourcing initiative, to publishing an enhanced publication, depending on the level of digital literacy.
The course manual will be available from September 2014. For the course manual of 2013, see Archive.