HONF (House of Natural Fiber) http://ix.natural-fiber.com
Education Focus Program [EFP] An independent curriculum at grassroots level
EFP is a program carried out by HONF and conducted independently during a period of more than 12 years. The EFP is a curriculum that concentrates on interdisciplinary scientific exchange and collaboration in the critical analysis of issues that arise from existing circumstances. This triggers the processing of innovative ideas to find the best solution for the problems in the society. The EFP mainly aims to build an open mindset and mentality in society by bridging the arts, science and technology through educational activities in a continuous nature that compromise each other.
HONF methodology in implementing EFP to Yogyakarta society is mostly concerned to the needs of cross-collaborative actions responding to technology development and practical use in daily life. Inadequate infrastructure and conditions in Indonesia especially in terms of technological usage and working methods has created innovative responds from the society. Sustainable actions were done to systematically expand or convert accessible technology to be used as multifunctional and cross-functional tools. By working in diversity as a unity, this curriculum try to enrich innovative ideas and creations; enlarge educational scopes in a flexible working methodology. EFP conducted independently in the grassroots level and community base working method. HONF deliberately designed EFP as the main guide in planning and implementing activities that are consistent and sustainable of all a new initiative and focuses on educative activities in the form of ; Learning by Sharing, Learning by Exchanging, Learning by Serving, and Learning by Doing.
UNIVERSITY OF MAINE www.umaine.edu/
The University of Maine Digital Creation program offers the following courses as a part of their two-year certificate. http://digitalcuration.umaine.edu/
DIG 500: Introduction to Digital Curation is both an introduction to essential concepts in the field and a practicum in the first phase of the curation workflow, namely the acquisition of digital files. The class surveys the variety of digital artifacts that we consciously or unconsciously create and consume today, with a focus on how to collect and manage digitized and born-digital artifacts and their related data. Students learn technical skills such as how to digitize analog documents, photographs, and videos, as well as curatorial knowledge such as how selection criteria vary as a function of type of institution (archives v. libraries v. museums) and field (art v. archeology). The course also reviews methods for ensuring the ongoing integrity of the artifact and laws governing the acquisition and use of intellectual property, such as how copyright extends to images, editions, and future versions of a work.
DIG 510: Metadata This course surveys current standards for describing and encoding artifacts in terms that aid their future discovery or preservation. The class covers digital formats for describing the contents and contexts of artifacts with an emphasis on their use in libraries, archives, and online repositories. The syllabus includes both particular metadata standards such as Dublin Core and OAI as well as their expression in different markup languages such as HTML, XML, and RDF.
DIG 540 Digital Collections and Exhibitions This course covers the technical means and social consequences of assembling and sharing cultural data and artifacts. Topics can include the fundamentals of relational databases; a survey of collection management packages, both proprietary and open-source; case studies of Web-based collection portals–their successes and failures; and centralized and distributed paradigms for inter-institutional networks (ARTStor, OAI, Semantic Web, Metaserver).
DIG 550: Digital Preservation This course acquaints students with the challenges of, and best practices for, preserving digital artifacts. Topics can include a survey of the (sometimes bewildering) array of formats for digital media, along with their vulnerabilities and half-lives; analysis of various preservation strategies (storage, migration, emulation, reinterpretation); institutional, legal, and practical impediments to preservation; preservation standards and resources for digital media (Media Matters, Variable Media Questionnaire).