Checking date: 24/04/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Digital Continuity Management and Assessment
Study: Master in Libraries, Archives and Digital Continuity (335)

Coordinating teacher: NAVARRO BONILLA, DIEGO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Library Science and Documentation

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Archival Science
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
The students must have the correct skills to apply solving problems methodology. They must: - Provide expert knowledge on planning and design of strategies focused on digital continuity management to assure the highest quality of services and resources in organizations. - Identify technological innovation in libraries and archives - Lead and manage archives, libraries and digital information services - Apply the international rules to the strategies of digital continuity - Interpretate and apply the legal frame and international standards in the strategies of digital continuity. - Use the tools to apply assessments and digital continuity audits
Description of contents: programme
Module 1. Introduction. Basic concepts. Regulatory framework 1.1. Concepts. Managing Change for digital continuity. 1.2. International initiatives. UK, Australia and the United States. 1.3. Legal context in Spain. Digital continuity in the National Interoperability and Security National Esquena 1.4. International technical standards. ISO standards Module 2. Identification and assessment of risks to digital continuity 2.1. Strategies. Development of contingency plans Model analysis. Protocol to the National Insurance Scheme. Methodology for risk analysis MAGERIT Information Systems 2.2. Digital information assets. Essential documents 2.3 Integration of digital continuity in the management of information. Incorporation of digital continuity strategy information technology.. Dimensions valuation: Availability. Integrity. Confidentiality. Authenticity. 2.4. Digital continuity risks. Impact analysis. Measuring impacts and risks to the organization Module 3. Development of a digital program continuity. Tools. Analysis of case studies. 3.1. Technological solutions. Introduction to the main tools. Features 3.2. Open source applications for analyzing risks related to information security: DRAMBORA ("Digital Curation Centre" in the UK), PILAR (National Cryptologic Center) 3.3. Open source applications for analyzing risks related to digital preservation: DROID (National Archives UK) XENA (National Archives of Australia). 3.4. Development of an action of digital continuity plan. Analysis of case studies.
Learning activities and methodology
FORMATIVE ACTIVITIES 1. Individual work for the study of theory and practice contents 2. Individual work to solve problems and practical cases 3. Presential theory-practice workshops 4. Works in group 5. Active participation in discussions open by the professor in the digital learning application 6. Selfassessment tests OFFICIAL DISCUSSIONS/INTERVIEWS WITH PROFESSOR There will be special sessions to talk about the outcomes of each student. In the digital application there will be a complete information about the dates, place and duration of these discussion with each student to analyse the running of his/her development. At least, one hour per week. Each student can also apply for a special and complementary interview.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 20
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 80
Basic Bibliography
  • Archivo Nacional de Australia. Implementation of Digital Continuity in the Australian Government. National Australia Archives. 2016
  • Carvalho, Andrea Vasconcelhos. Auditoría de inteligencia . TREA. 2012
  • Gobierno de Queensland (Australia). . Queensland Government Digital Continuity Strategy. Queensland Government. 2013
  • MacLean, Margaretand Davis, Ben H. (eds.). Time & bits; managing digital continuity. Getty. 1999

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.