Enrol in the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) of i.DAI.tutorials and learn about “Practical Data Modelling with Open Source Technologies” in your own time and free of charge in English or Arabic.
With the continuous growth of digital data related to cultural heritage, archaeological sites, archaeological objects and historical buildings, creating and managing a proper database becomes essential for professionals working in the field. This course provides a general introduction to databases, and introduces the popular relational data model. It also uses open source programs. You will learn the basics of database design and SQL (the Structured Query Language). Using SQL for database creation you’ll learn about single table queries and the basic syntax of the SQL language, as well as database design with multiple tables, foreign keys, and the JOIN operation.
Join the iDAI.tutorials Website
To participate create an account on the iDAI.tutorials Website. The courses are designed as autodidactic learning experiences and provide texts and videos. You can track your progress and start the course whenever and wherever you want. The website offers several other courses for cultural heritage experts and young professionals.
About the iDAI.tutorials
The platform iDAI.tutorials of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) offers online courses and resources for Cultural Heritage professionals. All courses are free of charge and available in English and Arabic. The courses aim at empowering individuals working in the field of archaeology, cultural heritage and museum management. In addition, the platform offers the first Arabic translations of international standards and guidelines on digitisation (such as OAIS, Dublin Core, etc).
Courses and resources are being continuously developed and added by the various initiatives of the project “Stunde Null/ Hour Zero” with the support of the Archaeological Heritage Network.
The platform was initially developed in the framework of the Funds-in-Trust agreement “Capacity Building, Technical and Media Support” between UNESCO and the German Archaeological Institute.
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