Cultural Heritage and the Web (2014/2015)

Course code
4S004109
Name of lecturer
Piergiovanna Grossi
Coordinator
Piergiovanna Grossi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Other available courses
Academic sector
NN - -
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Semestrino IIB dal Apr 20, 2015 al Jun 6, 2015.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course is meant to provide a basic knowledge of Italian regulations concerning publishing of data, contents and images in the area of cultural heritage and provide an overview of most common web-based services for Internet publishing. The final objective is to give participants the tools to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of the different tools and the skills to use them effectively.

Syllabus

The teachings are divided in lectures about the theoretical aspects of the matter and workshops:

Current Italian regulations concerning publishing of cultural heritage data & information, fundamentals of legislation on digital rights, basic notions about the Web and Internet services.
How to find your way between social network, wiki, virtual teams, etc.
2 hrs. (lecture & workshop)

Fundamentals of Internet and the Web, standards for the web, principles of accessibility for websites
1 hrs. (lecture & workshop)

How to build a web site or a blog
An introduction to available free-software Content Management systems (CMS) and their use; fundamentals of web site design.
1hr. lecture & 2hrs. workshop

Editing images
How to resize and improve image quality before publishing, using watermarks for copyrights management.
2 hrs. (lecture & workshop)

Fundamentals of web site design
Colors, fonts, media, standards for the web, principles of accessibility for websites.
2 hrs. (lecture & workshop)

Storytelling and contents
2 hrs. (lecture & workshop)

Designing and implementing a web site or a blog
How to do the design, pick colors & font, how to prepare contents and images
2hrs. workshop

Designing and implementing a web site or a blog
Creating the site structure on-line
2hrs. workshop

Designing and implementing a web site or a blog
Assessing ease of access for a website, final presentation
2hrs. workshop

Assessment methods and criteria

Evaluation of the projects created by the students

Teaching aids

Documents