ARST 575F (1)


Cross-listed with LIBR 579K


MAS and Dual students: completion of MAS core courses [Dual students cannot take LIBR 579G]

MLIS students: completion of the MLIS core courses plus LIBR 579G

GOAL: The goal of this course is to prepare students to manage, preserve and make accessible digital photographic records.


Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Link the creation and use of digital photographic records to the core functions and activities of the creator and make explicit such relationship.
  • Develop and implement strategies for managing, preserving and provide access to photographs that serve the mission of the creator and the needs of the users.
  • Present images online via search engines and exhibitions.


  • Types of Photographs and their formats in Archival Fonds and Collections (comparison analogue & digital photographic records)
  • Appraisal & Selection of Photographs (the relationship between analogue & digital photographic records)
  • Arrangement of Photographs (the special requirements of digital photographic records with respect to the analogue)
  • Description at the aggregate and item levels (the difference between analogue & digital photographic records)
  • Selection and Preservation (comparison between analogue & digital photographic records)
  • Access to Born Digital Images
  • Legal and Ethical Issues