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ERIC Number: EJ868590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0004-8623
Architecture Studio Archive: A Case Study in the Comprehensive Digital Capture and Repository of Student Design Work as an Aid to Teaching, Research, and Accreditation
Anderson, Ross; Arndell, Michael; Christensen, Sten
Australian Academic & Research Libraries, v40 n4 p286-304 Dec 2009
The "Architecture Studio Archive" pilot sought to form a comprehensive digital archive of the diverse student work conducted in the first year of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture Degree at the University of Sydney. The design studio is the primary vehicle for teaching architectural design. It is a locus for creative activity, with students producing diverse works in analogue and digital media (sketches, final hand and CAD drawings, conceptual and scale models, and written work). Following assessment, they either take their work home or abandon it to potential damage in the studio. This project promised the retention of this material and the production of a powerful, searchable digital archive in the Sydney eScholarship Repository, using the open access digital management system DSpace for long-term storage and dissemination of the material. The intention was to establish procedures and protocols for digital archiving practices suited to creative work. (Contains 5 figures and 16 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia